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Someone wanted to kill me in Migori – Joho

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho now claims that the Migori chaos was an attempt on his life and other ODM leaders.

Mr Joho made the claim in a statement sent to newsrooms on Monday evening, mainitianing that his entourage came under brutal attack by “trained security officers in civilian attires”.

“The entire operation had all the markings of an assassination attempt which left one of our body guards shot and wounded in the leg wounded and the vehicle in which I was riding hit with bullets, at least two bullets,” he said.

“We believe that the events of today are part of a growing pattern of the politically motivated attacks and intolerance that we have witnessed in recent days even though until today, those attacks have mostly been verbal.”


Earlier in the day, Police were forced to fire in the air when an ODM meeting in Migori’s Posta grounds turned chaotic.

Chaos erupted when Governor Okoth Obado arrived at the venue accompanied by his bodyguards. Some people in the crowd threw water bottles at him, prompting his bodyguards to fire in the air.

Leaders who included Mr Joho, Senators Prof Anyang Nyongo, James Orengo and MPs Junet Muhammed and Joseph Kobado were whisked away by their bodyguards soon after chaos erupted.

The feisty Mombasa Governor who has been involved in a public spat with President Uhuru Kenyatta called for calmness.

“This pattern must be arrested before it escalates out of control,” he said.

“Only thorough investigations and bringing of perpetrators to justice will save the situation. In the meantime, we appeal to the people of Migori to remain calm and be more steadfast in their support for and commitment to our party the Orange Development Movement.”