MP shot by assassin during Moi era still has bullet lodged in the head
13 August 2015, 22:13
Bungoma - The family of former Amagoro Member of Parliament, Oduya Oprong has called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto to intervene and have the three-term MP compensated to end their depression.
The MP who served between 1963 and 1995 and is still living with a bullet lodged in his head was early this week referred to Eldoret Teaching and Referral Hospital from Busia County Referral hospital to undergo CT scan.
Oprong, 78, was admitted to Kocholia sub-County hospital after he became restless and was discharged one day later after his condition improved.
His wife, Florence Oduya said his condition worsened forcing them to seek specialized treatment at the Busia County Referral hospital.
"Our father is still living with a bullet lodged in his head after he was shot by an assassin while serving under the Moi regime as an assistant minister for planning and national development.
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"He is living very poor life with very little pension despite being a servant of the Kenyan government before he was shot. Efforts to trace those who shot him have not yielded fruits for 20 years," his sons, Lawrence Amke and Joel Oduya lamented.
Amke said that they don't want to sue the national government but rather want Uhuru's administration to consider offering their father room for justice after suffering damage in his central nervous system which paralyzed his operational ability.
They wondered why he is being treated like a pauper yet he fought for independence that catapulted Uhuru's father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta to the Presidency in 1963.
"President Uhuru should reciprocate the role my husband played in liberating the country from colonial yoke by compensating him and offering employment to some of his children who have completed college but are still jobless," his wife Florence said.
The former MP is still admitted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
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