Atandi refutes report about his arrest

Alego Usonga constituency MP Sam Atandi {PHOTO COURTESY}

Alego Usonga constituency Member of Parliament Samuel Atandi has refuted claims about his arrest.

According to sources close to the legislature, the reports about his arrest is fake.

Mr. Atandi was reported to have been arrested when trying to flee in a probox earlier today.

The MP is being accused of assaulting South East Alego Chief, Joseph Ogutu Onjala, who is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Siaya Town

Mr. Ogutu claimed that Atandi and his bodyguards stormed his home at 6pm Wednesday and assaulted him, causing him head and chest injuries.


Onjala alleged the lawmaker had accused him of hiring youth to disrupt a Wednesday event presided over by the MP.

Earlier Wednesday, the legislator commissioned the renovation of classrooms at Unna Primary School, a function which aborted after youth disrupted the ceremony.

After word got around that Atandi had attacked the local chief, leaving him unconscious, tens of youth pursued the MP, who rushed to the nearby Nyangoma Police Station for refuge.

While at the station, the MP, however, recorded a statement, saying his function had been disrupted by rowdy youth, who wanted to harm him.

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It remains unclear how the parliamentarian managed to get out of police protection.

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