Senator accuses CORD of hiring hecklers to demean him
14 August 2016, 16:00
Nairobi - Kisii Senator Chris Obure has accused the CORD Coalition of hiring hecklers to demean him in public.
Obure was heckled during a funeral in his Kisii home-ground by rowdy youths Saturday who shouted him down for trying to form a coalition with the ruling Jubilee Coalition.
He later in a phone-call to News24, stated that the crowds had been hired to shout him down and give false impressions about his popularity.
" I know that some people in CORD are not happy with me forming a Kisii regional bloc but I will not stop to try liberate my people," he said.
Obure has been involved in an alleged attempt to join the Jubilee Coalition by a section of Gusii leaders, leading to CORD leader Raila Odinga defending him.
" I have spoken to Obure and he told me he is in ODM," Raila said in Nairobi last week.
But Obure says that he will not allow persons to injure his reputation.
" The attempts to demean me will not lead anywhere," I can tell them for free," he added.
Obure was elected on an ODM ticket in the 2013 elections.
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