Delegates forced to spend night in Siaya streets after Jimi Wanjigi failed to facilitate their transport

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 19:29 |
Businessman and presidential hopeful Jimi Wanjigi (centre) when he met Orange Democratic Movement grassroots leaders recently. Photo/PD/FILE

Hundreds of delegates were left stranded in Siaya town after ODM's presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi failed to facilitate their transportation back home.

The delegates who came from various sub-counties of Siaya were forced to look for alternative shelter with some of them having to spend the night outside buildings.

“I don’t know how I will go back home because I don't have adequate transport,” Lilian Okoth from Rarieda sub-county said.

Elsewhere, police were also forced to lob tear gas canisters after rowdy youth blocked Wanjigi’s motorcade along Siaya Kisumu highway.

The rowdy youth chanted slogans and even threatened to burn the caps they were previously given.

“We are going to burn all these caps if you can’t give us money,” they said.

Wanjigi's Siaya county coordinator Mildred Ochieng went into hiding as irate youth bayed for her blood.

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