Gumbo condemns the attack on a convoy during the campaigns

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Former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo speaks to supporters after being cleared by the IEBC, June 4, 2022. [Collins Oduor, Standard]

Former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo protested an attack on his convoy at an Azimio rally in Bondo at the weekend.

Mr. Gumbo, who is aiming for the seat of the governor of Siaya on a UDM ticket, was denied access to Raila by rowdy youngsters who pelted his procession with stones.

Several vehicles were destroyed in the process as Gumbo and his running mate David Ohito sought access to Bondo Primary School where the rally chaired by presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga was taking place.

According to Mr. Ohito, their vehicles were pelted with stones and three of their supporters suffered head injuries.

Ohito, which condemned Saturday’s incident, said they were aware of the perpetrators of the violence.

“Attempts to intimidate us with violence will not work and we will make sure we deliver Siaya 100%,” he added.

Ohito said they would beat their main rival James Orengo of ODM.

The incident comes days after Gumbo raised concerns about the alleged intimidation of ODM candidates.

Speaking at a press conference at his home in Rarieda, Gumbo said ODM candidates tried to frustrate him and his supporters.

“We are all in Azimio and our presidential candidate is Raila. We shouldn’t be treated like strangers,” Gumbo said, adding that their main goal at Azimio was to provide votes for Raila.

They described as regrettable the decision to prevent them from attending the rallies.

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