Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has faulted ODM deputy party leader Hassan Joho for leading a brigade to Migori before informing Governor Okoth Obado, leading to violence.
Mr Midiwo said as ODM heads towards nominations, it’s leaders must ensure their actions do not breed violence.
“Our Deputy Party leader ought to have had courtesy to inform the Migori governor he was heading to his county,” Mr Midiwo said at the funeral of Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo’s mother Ludia at Magare Primary School.
He said he will continue to condemn political violence such as the one witnessed in the region on April 3.
Mr Midiwo told the National Elections Board to ensure free and fair primaries.
Also in attendance was Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch who said incidents of violence is something the top brass should be mortified about.
“It was bad to see leaders hide under the podium in Migori when chaos broke out,” the MP said.
On his part, Cotu secretary-general Francis Atwoli told Nasa, consisting of ODM, ANC, Wiper Democratic Movement and Ford-Kenya parties, leaders to fast-track naming the coalition’s presidential flag-bearer to end anxiety among supporters and members.
Joined by Kisumu deputy governor Ruth Odinga and MPs James Nyikal (Seme), Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda), Jared Kopiyo (Awendo), Shakeel Shabbir (Kisumu East) and Women Reps Gladys Wanga (Home Bay) and Rose Nyamunga (Kisumu), they called for fair nominations and told President Uhuru Kenyatta not to concern himself with Nasa affairs.