Boda Boda operators from Kikoko market in Kaiti constituency, Makueni county have condemned an attack on one of their own by supporters allegedly belonging to area politician.
The Boda Boda operator identified as Benedict Mulandi alias Mbisi is said to have been attacked on Sunday by supporters of UDA parliamentary aspirant Terry Mbaika.
During the attack, Mbisi claimed that he was struck by a huge stick that broke his leg. He said that on the fateful day there was a rally and he disagreed with the supporters of the aspirant.
When the situation got heated he decided to leave but was followed and attacked.
“I said there is no need to disrupt their meeting I should just leave. My phone fell down and as I bent to pick it I noticed over 30 men following me, one of them caught up with me and hit me on the leg with a huge stick,” Mbisi said.
The operators told Mauvoo news that no violence should be meted on anyone because of their political affiliation. The incident was reported at Nunguni police station.
Kilungu MCA Patrick Mbevi who is vying for the MP position called for investigations to be done and the culprits to be brought to book.
He also called for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to deter Mbaika from vying as this is against the Electoral code of conduct.
“We signed the code of conduct and promised to ensure peace. I’m asking for the police to investigate the incident and ask IEBC to also investigate and stop the leader if found culpable from vying,” said Mbevi.
Efforts by the media to reach Terry Mbaika to comment on the issue were not fruitful.