In Summary
  • When the Speaker arrived in her office on Thursday morning, it was filled with a pungent smell.
  • The new plastic chairs and a table which she bought on Tuesday were also broken by unknown people.
  • Mr Owaka said they risk losing their seats if the fight at the assembly is not resolved soon.

Homa Bay County Assembly Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo is getting into more trouble after her office was sprayed with what police say is livestock pesticide and her furniture broken.

When the Speaker arrived in her office on Thursday morning, it was filled with a pungent smell.

The new plastic chairs and a table which she bought on Tuesday after the ones she had were taken away were also broken by unknown people.

Those who got into the office had difficulties breathing with some shedding tears and others coughing due to the effects of the chemical.

LIVESTOCK PESTICIDE

Police officers and detectives who went to the office for forensic analysis said the chemical was Triatix, which is used for controlling pests in livestock.

The chemical is poisonous and can kill within minutes if consumed.

Following the incident, Ms Ayoo accused security guards within the assembly of laxity.

“The assembly premises is surrounded by guards and police officers. I do not know why they don’t report destruction cases within the House,” she said.

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