Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all oduoromondi's badges.
 

Man stabbed during nominations

18 January 2013, 17:58Oduor Omondi

A man was stabbed under mysterious circumstances and a gun recovered on Thursday evening in Muhoroni Constituency as violence continued to rock parts of Kisumu County due to the massive electoral malpractices witnessed in the ODM primaries.  

The man was stabbed on the chest by youths allegedly allied to a senior politician gunning for the parliamentary seat in the area.

Muhoroni District Commissioner Solomon Abwaku confirmed the incident saying the victim had been rushed to Nandi Hills District Hospital for treatment.

Abwaku however allayed fears that two people had been stabbed in the melee.

Trouble started when supporters of Prof. Ayiecho Olweny and his fiercest rival Onyango Koyoo disagreed on where to place polling centers.

Koyoo’s supporters further threw a spanner in the works by alleging that marked ballot papers had been stuffed in some ballot boxes.

A brawl ensued between the two factions thus resulting to the man being stabbed.

Following the incident, both Prof. Olweny and Onyango Koyoo were summoned to record a statement at Chemelil police post.

DC Abwaku disclosed that the unlicensed gun was recovered during the commotion after a suspect reportedly threw it down.
       
Even though the Muhoroni nomination exercise had been pushed to Friday at 6.00Am to 12noon, nothing much had happened by 3Pm.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX
Share Print

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
William Korir
Ruling on JSC puts Judiciary, Exe...

The decision by the High Court to declare president Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to probe six Judiciary Service Commision as illegal has put the judiciary and executive on a collision course. Read more...

Submitted by
MyNewsKenyaEd
Chief arrested for forcing daught...

Police have arrested a chief who was found taking part in a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) ritual in Narok.  Read more...

Submitted by
Mbungu Harrison
Security beefed up at the beaches...

Security in the coastal beaches has been intensified ahead of this year’s Easter Holiday season which kicks off this Friday, Mombasa county commissioner Nelson Marwa has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Jonsey
MP blames Judiciary for escalatin...

Kieni MP, James Mathenge has pointed an accusing finger to the Judiciary claiming that it has contributed to the rising violent crimes in the country. Read more...

Submitted by
MyNewsKenyaEd
House girl disappears with employ...

Police in Nakuru are searching for a house girl who is said to have disappeared with her employer's 11-month-old baby on Tuesday. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
High Court declares Uhuru's JSC t...

The High Court has declared the tribunal, named by president Uhuru Kenyatta to investigate the conduct of six Judicial Service Commision members, null and void. Read more...