The impeachment of Migori Governor Okoth Obado sanctioned by ODM took a new twist on Saturday September 5 with Migori County speaker Boaz Okoth accusing the party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna of overseeing his assault.
Okoth stated that his life is in danger following the attack that occurred on Friday night September 4 at his house and accused the party of threatening and intimidating him.
Okoth was roughed up by youth in Kisumu who also threatened to harm him.
“I was attacked yesterday in the presence of ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna and whoever was attacking my bodyguard is his brother,” revealed Okoth.
“They thought I was with some MCAs at the hotel. My life is in danger.” added the speaker.
Reports further indicated that goons stormed the speaker’s home on Friday night, reigning terror on his family.
“I was with my son, Ochieng, and close relatives in the house. At 11pm, I was woken up by noise of people shouting my name.
He revealed that the youth were shouting that they know the Migori MCAs hidden in Okoth’s rented apartment.
“Some of the people in the group were saying: ‘today, we are going to deal with you thoroughly’. I, thereafter, called my bodyguard, who, while trying to access my house, was attacked by the goons,” added Okoth, adding that there was no single MCA hiding in his house.
“I managed to sneak out of the house using an alternative gate and went to Kisumu Central Police Station, where I reported the matter.
“My life is in danger over what is happening in Migori. I am a sick man, I have been ailing for a very long time. I am wondering why hired goons are making threats on my life. Why would people speculate on what I am doing, yet I am only a Speaker of the House?” lamented the lawmaker.
He revealed that his office is yet to receive the impeachment motion against Obado with ODM party saying at least 20 MCAs have signed the motion to remove the governor from office.
At the same time, religious leaders in Migori County called on political leaders to desist from inciting locals following the arraignment of Governor Obado.
The clergy in Migori warned that reckless utterances from leaders is fueling tension in the county.
ODM party last week resolved to have the Governor Obado governor ousted from office through impeachment after the court barred him from accessing his office.
The Governor is facing charges of misappropriation of Ksh.73.4 million.