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Five arrested for heckling president in Migori

09 September 2014, 19:00 William Korir

Nairobi - Migori Governor Zachary Okoth Obado has apologized on behalf of his people for the melee that took place during president Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to the County.

The president was Monday heckled by unknown persons chanting opposition songs, with shoes and stones thrown in his direction during an anti-Malaria campaign in the County.

Following the incident there has been rebuke from various quarters, with both the ruling and opposition coalition agreeing that the president should be respected.

And with investigations starting over the melee, it has emerged that five persons have been arrested over the chaos caused.

Read also: ODM condemns Uhuru's Migori melee

" There are five persons that have been arrested and we are reviewing television footage to see if we will get some more ", a source told News24.

Obado on his part apologized and asked police to bring to book those that caused the problems.

" It is disappointing that when the president arrives with all the goodies that he brought with him, there are elements keen to disrupt proceedings.

" I apologize on behalf of all the peace loving people of Migori and ask the president to pleas come again and again. I ask him not to take this as a representation of all the people of Migori, he added.

He went on to ask police to deal with the proponents accordingly.

" The police must now move into action and arrest all those that are connected to what happened. It is unacceptable on all levels.

" I insist. This will not be allowed to happen in Migori ever again. Never, he shouted.

Read also: TNA: Uhuru's Migori woes unacceptable

The opposition has already condemned the incident, saying that it is unfortunate it has happened.

" I urge all ODM supporters to respect the office and status of the president and all those leaders who come to visit, regardless of whether they agree with them or not", ODM Secretary General Prof. Anyang Nyong'o said.

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