MP candidate robbed Ksh1 million while meeting supporters at night

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The wife of a member of parliament in Homa Bay province was robbed with a gun on Saturday evening in the company of supporters of the politician.

As a result of the incident, Omburo Odaje, an aspiring MP from Rangwe constituency, lost Ksh1 million to four thugs.

The incident took place during the meeting between the politician’s wife and his supporters. Under a gunshot, the thugs asked his wife to hand over the bag of money or risk being killed.

Omburo Odaje, an aspiring MP in Homa Bay County’s Rangwe constituency during the June 10 campaign

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Odaje, who arrived at his home hours later to meet his supporters, reported the incident to Rangwe Police Station. No one was injured in the robbery.

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“The lady’s stolen phone has been turned off. There were many people in that compound, which is why we are still gathering information to get crucial clues to help us arrest those who committed the crime,” Homa Bay County CIO Abed Kavoo stated as reported by Standard.

Odaje battles it out with incumbent Lillian Gogo of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Achuodho Kachuodho of the Kenya Democratic Alliance Party (DAP-K) and former MP George Oner, an independent candidate.

He joins a growing list of politicians who endured the wrath of robbers and attackers in the run-up to the August 9 general election.

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In June, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali claimed his life was in danger after unknown men raided his office in Nyali on Sunday evening, June 26.

In a press conference, Ali claimed that the raid was carried out by state agents who fired into the air.

He claimed his rivals were using the police as a ploy to curtail his political bid. He wondered how guys could break into his office, directly across from the deputy district commissioner’s office.

However, a month later, the same MP was summoned by police after a shooting incident involving Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s nephew, Said Abdalla, also an aspiring MP in Nyali.

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Police said a car believed to belong to the MP was captured by CCTV cameras near the crime scene. It had the number plate ‘Nyali 1’ which is associated with the legislature.

Police reports show the firearms attack was linked to campaign posters ahead of the Aug. 9 polls.

“The posters are exhibitions. We are also looking for the vehicle with the initials Nyali 1 that was captured by CCTV and used by the gunmen. We are looking for the suspect arrested during the shooting,” Mumasaba added.

Nyali MP Mohammed Ali listens to speakers at a meeting at DP Ruto's home in Karen on Wednesday, December 2

Nyali MP Mohammed Ali listens to speakers at a meeting at DP Ruto’s home in Karen on Wednesday, December 2

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