Sakaja praised for ‘rescuing’ Nasa MP during ugly confrontation
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has won the admiration of Kenyans online after coming to the rescue of Mathare Member of Parliament Anthony Oluoch who was involved in an altercation with Jubilee MPs.
Jubilee and Nasa MPs came to a near fist fight at a Nairobi hotel after Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen claimed that he had paid refreshment bills for the opposition leaders.
The situation, which looked like it had died down with the exit of Senator Murkomen, escalated after the Mathare MP came back and engaged the Jubilee legislators in a bitter exchange.
It took the intervention of Sakaja to rescue Mr Oluoch from a group of men who roughed him up as the Jubilee leaders attempted to resume their address to the media which had initially been interrupted.
Here are some reactions from Kenyans on Twitter:
Sakaja just saved oluoch’s life na bado hataki kureason. These guys…and why are they insisting on these pressers??
— Baba Mandla (@Adler_b) October 26, 2017
Hon. Sakaja thank you for cooling down the situation. That was terrible
— Martylda Ogodo (@martyldaogodo) October 26, 2017
Thank you Sakaja, huyo jamaa angemalizwa.
— Chemwan Arap Muttai (@ChemwanMuttai) October 26, 2017
Sakaja you my hero although am not a Jubilee supporter but what you have done at panafric is true leadership @SakajaJohnson
— Antony mulari (@Antonymulari3) October 26, 2017
How i wish we could have 10 kenyan politicians like Johnson sakaja….
— Roberto21 (@roberto_2116) October 26, 2017
Sakaja saved the day, Having an MP been roughed up on live TV would not have good results
— Mucheke (@KelvinMucheke) October 26, 2017
SAKAJA saves Mathare MP Oluoch from mob during a clash between NASA and Jubilee MPs at Panafric Hotel over media venue.
— Ferdinand Otini™ (@ferdyotini) October 26, 2017
— I.G-Briankiplangatbk (@BrianKiplangat3) October 26, 2017
????? Murkomen should have gone head to head kidogo not retreating like a puppy. He started it but kudos to Sakaja for being the guy
— Mwende6 (@PMwende6) October 26, 2017