Police in Homa Bay County have launched a manhunt for Kasipul Member of Parliament Ong’ondo Were after his aides allegedly stabbed a teacher at a joint near Oyugis town.
According Homa Bay county CID boss Daniel Wachira, the police are looking for the legislator who went under after the Sunday night incident.
Ongond’o is said to have been in the company of the men identified as Jerry Ouma and Lamon Okoth who stormed the hotel at around 5pm before injuring Kenneth Okong’o, a tutor at Omiro Vocational Training Institute staff.
Police reports have it that the MP and his aides drove in to the hotel in a government vehicle belonging to Kasipul National Government Constituency Development Fund before the incident.
The Teacher’s distress calls attracted the attention of the locals who attacked the two men.
Officers patrolling the area came to their rescue, rushing them to Rachuonyo Level Four Hospital in a critical condition. Ouma passed on while receiving treatment.
“Mr Ouma died at the hospital past 9pm Sunday. His colleague is still undergoing medical care at same hospital. He is under tight security watch,” Wachira told the press on Monday.
On the other hand, Okong’o, who sustained stomach injuries was rushed to a hospital in Kisii where he is recuperating.
The MP is expected to record statements on what transpired before the alleged attack.
Okong’o is said to have been an ardent supporter of the MP ahead of the 2017 General Election.
The teacher later withdrew his support for Were for unknown reasons, which is thought to have angered the MP’s aides.