Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga was this evening roughed and beaten up by irate Gor Mahia supporters who also seem to be ODM diehards at the Kasarani Stadium after the Gor Mahia vs RS Berkane match.
Rasanga was beaten for messing the ODM campaigns and threatening to deny Ugenya wealth for electing David Ochieng.
The Governor’s kaunda suit was completely torn and was rescued by ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his bodyguards who whisked him away in his car.
Chants of poor performer! poor performer! were heard.
The ODM and Gor Mahia supporters say they must discipline all those who disappointed the party in the by-elections.
ODM failed to clinch parliamentary seats for Embakasi South and Ugenya, where they claimed to have political muscle against other parties.
The failure was attributed to poor organisation and campaign strategies, where they branded their opponents DP Ruto projects instead of outlining their manifesto.
A Embakasi South, Wiper’s Julius Mawathe has won the seat with a total of 1,628 votes while ODM’s Irshad Sumra got 7,988.
In Ugenya, little known Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party candidate David Ochieng trounced ODM’s Christopher Karani who garnered 14, 567 votes, against Ochieng’s 18,730 votes.
Governor Rasanga had warned the residents that they would not get development in case they did not vote in ODM’s candidate.
“You risk losing county goodies if you don’t vote for ODM candidate Chris Karan. Just like ODM party leader Raila Odinga said we should not embarrass him in the by-election elections, it is the same way community health workers on county payroll should not embarrass me,” Rasanga said.