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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Business at assembly stops as rep battles female colleague

Two members of Nyamira county assembly allegedly fought in public disrupting the assembly sessions which were in progress.
Nominated MCA Margaret Ongeri sustained body injuries and had her pants torn after receiving several kicks and blows from Robinson Mocheche of Bonyamatuta ward within the the county assembly, it is claimed.
Ongeri was saved from further beating by the assembly security guards and her colleague who responded to her distress following her loud wailing after allegedly being punched by Mocheche several times.
More ugly incidents and chaos were averted after police from Nyamira divisional headquarters under the command of the district criminal investigations officer George Nyagah were called in to calm the situation.
Ongeri was later rushed by her colleagues to Nyamira County Referral Hospital where she was treated before being discharged.
Confirming the incident, the DCIO said that trouble between Mocheche and Ongeri both who hail from the same ward started when Mochache allegedly called her on phone and warned her of dire consequences if she did not stop undermining his leadership.
She reported the matter at the CID offices where Mocheche was summoned to record a statement to the effect.
According to Nyagah, Mocheche was unhappy with Ongeri for bringing a tractor to grade some of the impassable roads in the ward, a role which Mocheche felt that he was the right person to do but not her.
Nyagah said that in liaison with the assembly speaker Joash Nyamoko and the committee in charge of powers and privileges they were investigating the matter and finally the law will take its course.
He said that Ongeri has been provided with security after she insisted that Mocheche was determined to have her eliminated
Mocheche later told reporters that he has nothing to comment about the allegations since the matter was now under the house powers and privileges committee for investigation.