Mystery surrounds assault on some county employees MCAs by unknown people at Gusii stadium after a meeting convened by governor Simba Arati.
According to a report by area police, overzealous youths assaulted the victims for allegedly not campaigning for the governor in the August 9 2022 general elections.
The police arrived at the stadium where the governor currently operated from, and rescued the would be victims of the attacks.
Responding to the incident, Arati denied involvement in the assault and claimed the meeting was meant to engage idle county government employees.
Arati further claimed the lazy employees had been incited to strip and allege he was bent on dismissing them from service for political reasons.
He urged politicians to give him chance to serve the electorate saying he had no problem with genuine employees who were committed in their duties.
According to him, 200 casuals, 8 cooks and 9 security personnel had been recalled and re-deployed.
The governor also said the workers claiming to have been assaulted were bent on framing him because he had resolved to work with President William Ruto.
But some ward reps condemned the attack and suggested for a leader’s meeting be held to unearth and prevent the worrying developments in the county.
Nominated MCA Ednah Kwamboka a victim, claimed she and her colleagues were beaten up by known people but managed to jump into different vehicles and fled. They later recorded a statement with the police.
Marani MCA Denis Ombachi condemned the attack and expressed the assembly’s commitment to work with the governor advising the youths to desist from causing violence since the general elections were over.
Kenya Kwanza chief whip Bouse Mairura petitioned the security apparatus to investigate the motive behind the current attacks on innocent people.
Kevin Mosomi,area youth leader, warned that the county risked losing investors owing to the cases of violence.