In Summary
  • According to Mr Oduor, the MP had been seen at the EACC offices in Kisumu on Tuesday morning.
  • Kisumu County Commander Benson Maweu confirmed that the two recorded statements.
  • He added that the MP also accused Mr Oduor of damaging his vehicle.

Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo has recorded a statement with the police following an incident in which he is accused of assaulting a young man in Kisumu on Tuesday afternoon.

In a 41-second video that has gone viral, the legislator is seen confronting Mr Maurice Ochieng Oduor around Biashara market, slapping and hitting him, claiming that he had “wrongfully” reported on one of his Facebook posts that the MP had earlier been arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives.

Mr Odhiambo was accompanied by his aides, whom Mr Oduor also claimed assaulted him before they left.

EACC PROBE

According to Mr Oduor, the MP had been seen at the EACC offices in Kisumu on Tuesday morning, the same time Kisumu Speaker Onyango Oloo was arrested by the anti-graft officers in connection with alleged corruption at the time he was the chairman of the Lake Basin Development Authority.

“I posted both cases on Facebook informing my followers on the happenings in Kisumu, only to get calls laced with threats from mheshimiwa’s supporters demanding to know why I was spoiling the name of the MP,” said Mr Oduor.

He then pulled down the post following the heat it was generating and decided to call the legislator who said he would meet him.

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