Police investigating former MCA for allegedly assaulting Robert Alai

for Tv47 Digital February 14, 2023, 02:53 PM
Police investigating former MCA for allegedly assaulting Robert Alai. TV47
Kileleshwa MCA Robert Alai. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Robert Alai was reportedly assaulted by former Kisumu MCA Jacktone Ojwang Ogendo.
  • Ojwang' accuses Alai of having written an offensive tweet that involved his family months ago. 

Police in Kisumu are probing a matter where Kileleshwa Member of County Assembly (MCA) Robert Alai was allegedly assaulted.

According to police records, Alai reported the matter accusing former Kisumu MCA Jacktone Ojwang Ogendo of being his assailant. 

Ojwang' allegedly attacked Alai at Pinecone Hotel owned by Kisumu Central MP Joshua Oron. 

"Mr Alai was confronted by former MCA for Nyalenda A Jacktone Ojwang Ogendo who head-butted the reportee on the forehead thus sustaining a slight cut on his forehead,” read the police report in part.

Alai reported the incident to the Kisumu Central Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer after seeking treatment. 

Ojwang' was reportedly angered by a tweet by the blogger-cum-MCA some months ago that mentioned his family members. 

Ogendo responds

But speaking in Kisumu on Tuesday, February 14, Ogendo alleged that it was Alai who threatened him with his gun in one of the hotels after the Azimio rally in Busia on Sunday.

“He removed a firearm from his waist and threatened me, so far what I know is that Alai has reported that I assaulted him but actually he is the one who threatened me," Ogendo claimed.

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