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Luhya youth chase govt official from funeral for calling them "terrorists"

15 April 2015, 13:12 Ben Wafula

Garissa - Drama unfolded Tuesday during the burial of one victim of the Garissa University College massacre at Matisi village, Webuye West Constituency when the Bungoma East assistant commissioner, Michael Taalam was chased by mourners for branding the Luhya youths as terrorists.

Taalam had to cut short his speech after irate youths charged at him baying for his blood for insinuating that majority of terrorists come from Luhya land.

“You should not think that terrorists come from far. Do you remember Elgiva Bwire from Budalang’i (sic) the first terrorism suspect; he came from Luhya land, so these people live among us,” said Taalam.

This provoked youths who wanted to beat him up but he was lucky enough to have his security personnel who whisked him away immediately.

Speaking during the burial of Braton Wakhungu, Bungoma County Deputy Governor Hillary Chongwony eulogized the deceased as a person who would have supported the family were he allowed to complete his studies.

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“As a County, we are at a loss for loosing such a huge number of top cream students. We promise to stand with the family to ensure that they don’t fall into depression following the demise of their loved ones,” he said.

He condemned the attack and called on the government security machinery to be on the high alert to prevent a repeat of such incidents in the future.

“Families are suffering, they had banked in the education of their children for a bright future but death has snatched them. Let God stand with us as we condemned the deadly attack,” he said.

Bungoma County lost 11 students in the Garissa massacre which saw 148 students lose their lives.

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