Four police officers were forced to seek refuge in Lugari MP
Ayub Savula’s car after a crowd at Sabatia turned on them as they arrested the
The crowd started pelting them with stones, forcing them to
seek protection inside the MP’s car.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the police officers confronted the
MP as he addressed a crowd at a fuel toll station at Sabatia market in Butere
Angered by the police action, the crowd reportedly blocked the road leading to Butere Police Station, two kilometers away, and charged at the officers with stone missiles.
Sensing danger, the MP reportedly asked the officers to jump
into one of his cars and sped to Mumias West Police Station in Mumias Sub
“They have left. They are not here,” was the response
from a female officer when asked about Savula’s case.
She said nothing has been recorded in the occurrence book as
the officers were brought to the station for their safety after coming under
Mumias West Police Commander Paul Lazaro confirmed the MP’s
presence at the station but referred journalists to his counterpart in Butere,
where the incident occurred.
A source at the station told People Daily that the MP drove
to the Mumias West Police Station with officers who had arrested him at a
petrol station to save them from an angry mob.
“He was not under arrest. The officers were under siege
from angry members of the public
They were in danger so they came here for safety,” the
Savula had checked at the station to refuel before joining
an advanced party of the Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya leadership who
were headed to Busia County for a political meeting.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula of
Ford-Kenya were due to address a meeting convened by Nambale MP Sakwa Bunyasi.
The Mudavadi axis is in a battle against a team of Western
Kenya leaders led by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Council of
Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya.
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