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Youths burn Uhuruto billboard in Homa Bay

Youths in Homa Bay town torched a Jubilee Party billboard, saying the region is an Orange Democratic Movement zone.

Homa Bay police rescued two Magnate Ventures employees from the irate youths.

Victor Mbakaya, one of the employees who were erecting the banner said that they never knew it had President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto’s images until they opened it.

However, officials of Jubilee coalition immediately disowned the two employees of Magnate Ventures over the incident.

Homa Bay County TNA cordinator Mrs Rosemary Rumo blamed the employees of Magnate ventures over the incident.

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“As TNA and officials of Jubilee coalition,we have just arrived in Nairobi for a delegates meeting slated for Thursday. We were unaware of such billboards,” she said.

Rumo who spoke by phone from Nairobi accused those behind the billboards of attempt to portray Luo Nyanza as anti-Jubilee.

“As far as we are concerned, it is only after Saturday’s National convention when the officials of the new party will be unveiled that we had arranged to start marketing the party in Homa Bay,” she added.

Homa Bay is a stronghold of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who is trying to wrestle power from President Kenyatta.