Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura and Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo on Thursday morning engaged in an ugly spat over Githurai chaos.
On Wednesday, while in Githurai, ODM leader Raila Odinga experienced hostility from irate youth groups linked to Deputy President William Ruto.
Appearing on Citizen TV’s Day Break show, Mwaura and Amollo traded accusations on who was responsible for the violent incident.
The incident led to the temporary halting of the roadside rally.
According to Amollo, Senator Mwaura personally and together with others orchestrated the violence, calling for legal action to be taken against him.
“There is evidence that Isaac Mwaura personally and with others organized that violence. I have even seen clips of what he actually said to try and incite both traders and the youth against the visit by Raila Odinga. This kind of intolerance should not just be left just for political discussion. It is something that must be visited by the appropriate criminal sanctions against the inciters,” said the Rarieda MP.
On his part, the nominated senator alleged that the goons who caused chaos at the Githurai rally were hired from the nearby Baba Dogo area by ODM MPs Babu Owino and TJ Kajwang.
He further claimed that the riots were a smokescreen created by the ODM leaders so that their political rivals would be blamed for the incident.
“Githurai people are very peaceful. There were goons that were hired from Baba Dogo and they were properly mobilised. They are the ones who caused chaos… These goons were hired by TJ Kajwang and Babu Owino. Edwin Sifuna had tweeted about it and supported by Philip Etale. ODM is very well known for violence. You can tell when a situation is choreographed. The idea was to blame others for the chaos,” said Senator Mwaura.
Amollo disputed Mwaura’s account terming it illogical.
“Isaac mwaura does not make sense. If Raila is going to address the people of Githurai, for what reason would you hire goons to disrupt your own meeting. That is simply illogical. And why would you hire goons to stone your own vehicles as we saw what was happening?” posed Amollo.