Police have arrested a Busia politician, Emmanuel Osore for misuse of his firearm after he aimlessly shot and injured a civilian, Maurice Wafula.
According to the National Police, Osore who is also the Busia County Ford Kenya chairman is said to have argued with one of the delegates in a meeting at the Bomas of Kenya yesterday where he aimlessly took out his gun and started shooting aimlessly.
In the process, one person was seriously injured.
“Emmanuel Osore disagreed with one of the delegates. Infuriated, he drew his civilian licensed firearm and shot aimlessly injuring one Maurice Wafula. Duty police promptly arrested him to face charges related to misuse of a firearm,” the police said.
Langata Police have arrested a politician for misuse of his civilian firearm. During the FORD Kenya delegates meeting yesterday at the Bomas of Kenya, Busia County Ford Kenya chairman Mr. Emmanuel Osore had a disagreement with one of the delegates.
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) November 5, 2021
The authorities further cautioned licensed firearm holders to exercise restraint and act responsibly when in possession of their licensed firearms, especially during the emotive electioneering period.
The shooting incident happened yesterday during the Ford Kenya party’s National Delegates Conference meeting.
This was after chaos erupted with different Ford Kenya factions disputed after Moses Wetangula was endorsed to run for President under the party’s ticket.