Police arrest four youths over Kendu Bay political violence

Police in Kendu Bay have arrested four youths over violence witnessed during a political rally held by supporters of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti and his rival Oyugi Magwanga.

The Monday evening chaos occurred in Kendu Bay town after the rival groups, engaged in physical confrontation, injuring one person.

Two other people sustained minor injuries.

The victim suffered injuries on the head after he was allegedly hit using blunt objects. He was admitted to Rachuonyo North Sub-County Hospital for treatment.

Homa Bay county police boss John Omusanga said four people have been over the violence.

Mr Awiti has accused Mr Magwanga of sponsoring goons to attack his supporters.

“I condemn incidences of violence. My rivals should not use youths to orchestrate violence against their opponents,” said Mr Awiti.

Contacted, Mr Magwanga accused police in Kendu Bay of impartiality.

Mr Magwanga faulted police for failing to arrest youths who he accused of throwing stones and crude weapons to his supporters.

“Police should not be partial. They have failed to arrest youths allied to governor Awiti who were throwing stones at my meeting,” said Mr Magwanga.

In the recent past, five youths have been injured during confrontations between rival groups around Kendu Bay town.

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