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Insecurity in Kisumu claims life of political aspirant Sam Kwegah...Riots break out!!!

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    Kisumu parliamentary aspirant killed sparking protests

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    Protestors storm Kisumu Central Police Station voicing concerns on insecurity following the killing of parliamentary aspirant Shem Onyango alias Kwegah on October 29, 2012. Photo/TOM OTIENO NATION MEDIA GROUP

    By LILIAN OCHIENG'
    Posted Monday, October 29 2012 at 16:41


    In Summary



    • Mr Kwegah together with his wife shot in Kisumu

    One person was killed on Monday in Kisumu following violent protests that were ignited with the killing of an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) parliamentary aspirant Shem Onyango alias Kwegah.

    The protesters blocked the Kisumu - Kakamega highway for about six hours protesting the rising cases of insecurity in Kisumu.

    A boda boda operator, Kenneth Oduor, who was ferrying a passenger that got killed in the protest said his client was shot as they approached a police station.

    "He was bleeding profusely from his chest. We rushed him to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, where he died on arrival," Mr Oduor said.

    Mr Kwegah, a Kisumu Central Constituency aspirant, died from gunshot wounds he sustained after being shot by unknown assailants sparking protests.

    Mr Kwegah's wife was also shot during the 10am incident but doctors at the Aga Khan Hospital Intensive Care Unit say she was out of danger.

    Following the incident, protests rocked the town's Central Business District as residents led by Muhoroni MP, Ayiecho Olueny demonstrated over insecurity.

    According to an eye witness, the couple were shot near Mamba Hotel as they drove towards town.

    A boda boda operator said that he following Kwegah's car closely when two assailants approached the vehicle.

    Mr Kwegah was then ordered by one of the assailants to stop his car or be shot.

    "Stop the car or I will shoot! Today is your day and no one will help you," said the assailant.

    It's then that the gunman approached the driver's side as Mr Kwegah opened his window to check on the disturbance.

    "As he drove over a bump, the gunman shot him on the head and fired another shot on his jaw then shot Kwegah's wife on her arm, " said the eye witness.

    Meanwhile, ODM has called on the government to investigate the motive behind the murder of Mr Kwegah.

    ODM Secretary General Prof Anyang' Nyong'o said the killing comes in the wake of increasing cases of insecurity in Kisumu and it's environs, a situation that has become a major concern to the residents of the Lakeside town.

    "We condole with the family of the Late Mr Kwegah and pray for the quick recovery of his wife, who was injured during the shooting and rushed to Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu" said Prof Anyang' Nyong'o.

    Mr Kwegah also served as ODM's Kisumu Town West sub-branch chairman.

    Kisumu parliamentary aspirant killed sparking protests - Politics - nation.co.ke
     
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    Gari ya marehemu....



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    A Rioting member of the public near a bon fire lit as they attempted to storm the Kondele Police station after an aspirant Shem Onyango Kwega was shot by thugs in his car. Photo/TOM OTIENO


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    A man shot by police in the protest in Kisumu inside a car that rushed him to hospital after agitated members of the Public attempted to storm the Kondele Police station after an aspirant Shem Onyango Kwega was shot by thugs in his car.


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    Rioting members of the public roll an electric pole to light a bon fire as they attempted to storm the Kondele Police station after an aspirant Shem Onyango Kwega was shot by thugs in his car.



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    Shells of burnt furniture outside a furniture shop on Kisumu Kakamega road where 3 people lost their lives after they were burnt in what eye witnesses said was a teargas lobbed at the shop with the furniture catching fire and consuming the shop. The unrest occurred after an aspirant Shem Onyango Kwega was shot by unknown assailants.

     
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    A Rioting member of the public near a bon fire lit as they attempted to storm the Kondele Police station after an aspirant Shem Onyango Kwega was shot by thugs in his car.


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    Kenya kazi imeanza kama kawa....:shut-mouth:
     
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    Arusha tujiandae kupokea wakimbizi hizi ni rasha rasha bado uchaguzi .....
     
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    Hakuna ujanja Mkuu, jirani yako maji yakizidi unga ni lazima umpokee na umsitiri.... utake ustake....
     
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    Hawa wakenya wasipoangalia na kuchukua hatua.....ukabila...na chuki zitawaandama kutoka kizazi hadi kizazi
     
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    Police rule out politics as motive for Kwega's murder



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    Kisumu residents in day two demonstrations over the murder of politician Shem Onyango Kwega on October 30, 2012. Photo/TOM OTIENO NATION MEDIA GROUP

    By FRANKLIN SUNDAY
    Posted Tuesday, October 30 2012 at 12:57



    In Summary



    • Provincial Police Boss Mr Joseph Ole Tito says Mr Kwega's killing was a case rising insecurity in the town.
    • Mr Ole Tito says Mr Kwega was in possession of Sh1.3 million during the shooting

    Police in Kisumu have ruled out politics as motive of the murder for the murder of ODM parliamentary aspirant Sam Onyango Kwega on Monday that led to protests, which have spilled over to the second day. Read (Aspirant shot dead by gangsters)

    Provincial Police Boss Mr Joseph Ole Tito on Tuesday said that Mr Kwega's killing was not political, arguing that it was a case rising insecurity in the town.

    "Initial investigations indicate that the killing was a random case of robbery," said Mr Ole Tito.

    "We have established that the victim was in possession of Sh1.3 million, which he was to deposit at a bank when before he was attacked by the criminals," he said. "An eye witnesses said the gunmen asked the victim to hand over the money. He resisted and a scuffle ensued and that is when they shot him and his wife."

    Mr Ole Tito said detectives were making headway in the case and appealed to members of the public to assist by volunteering information that could help in apprehending the criminals.

    "From the angle of the bullet entry and exit points on the victim's car, it appears that one of the gunmen accidentally shot his partner on the leg. We are calling members of the public and hospitals to report anyone exhibiting gunshot wounds on the leg," he said.

    Meanwhile, the business community in Kisumu have said the city has become insecure and unattractive to investors.

    They say insecurity has persisted considering that the country is headed to elections.

    "The killing of Mr Shem Onyango comes barely a day after that of Dr Joseph Odhiambo who was killed in his home," said Mr Israel Agina, the Chairman of Kisumu's chapter of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Police rule out politics as motive for Kwega's murder - News - nation.co.ke
     
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    Ngongo umezungumza kinabii hapa lakini hawa watu bana ni kawaida kutupa mawe hata kwa mambo madogo sana. Ni jambo linakimbia kwenye damu. Ingawa nakubaliana nawe kuwa wakimbizi watahitaji makao, kwa hivyo ni vizuri kwenu kujiandaa mapema.

    Jambo la kushangaza ni vipi kwa muda mfupi watu watakusanyika na kuuandamana kuleta fujo ambayo inaibua swali ngumu; watu wanafanya kazi wakati gani na wanatekeleza majukumu ya nyumbani wakati gani na kwa njia gani?
     
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    ...this is a very callous statement when you take into account that somebody has been murdered!
     
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    Ok will retract it but I was answering according to Ngongos correlation of the riots with the imminent PEV. eeish funguka mkuu!
     
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