NASA legislators condemn attack on Alego Usonga MP by police

Alego Usonga mp Samwel Atandi at parliamentary buildings showing the damages on his car after police teargassed it during the AntI iebc Demo in Nairobi. PHOTO: CHRIS NYAMUTA.

Nairobi, KENYA: National Super Alliance members of parliament have vehemently condemned an incident where police allegedly lobed a teargas smashing and affecting the occupants of Alego Usonga legislator’s car.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings in Nairobi, led by the minority leader John Mbadi and Atandi condemned the incident saying that such action will not deter them from enhancing their demonstrations in bid to seek for electoral reforms .

Atandi said that the incident took place within the central business district as they were leading demonstrations towards IEBC headquarters when the police allegedly threw teargas inside his car thus fainting ultimately rescued by passersby’s .

“We had very successful peaceful demonstrations up to Harambee avenue when the police began ,to run after us literally like criminals , the police ran after us then threw teargas ,and they were able to throw teargas inside my car, I literally fainted until passersby and my security were able to get me out of the car.” Atandi said.

He said that they will continue holding demonstrations against the IEBC officials whom they want to vacate office, faulting the police actions against the demonstrators whom he argued that they were harmless insisting that it is within their constitutional right to demonstrate.

They condemned a similar incident where Saboti legislator Caleb Hamisi was engulfed with a tear gas mayhem which he indicated affected his health.

Mbadi also faulted the government for targeting the NASA leadership by teargassing them, also threats of arresting Dagoretti North member of parliament and Embakasi East member of parliament Babu Owino terming a such move as retrogressive and it goes against democracy.

On the other hand ,Jubilee members of parliament including Hillary Kosgey of Kipkelion West and Nahashon Koech of Belgut, faulted a move by some leaders from central Kenya including Martha Karua and former Kiambu governor William Kabogo who are urging president Uhuru Kenyata and opposition leader Raila Odinga to hold talks in order to salvage the current political crisis being witnessed across the country.

The mps said that there is no need to hold talks and yet the elections are around the corner warning that such talks are schemes employed by Odinga to be part of the next government.