MP escape after chaos erupted in a funeral ceremony

A Kenyan MP was forced to scamper for his safety in southwestern Kenya after his constituents turned on him.

Mr Alpha Miruka's arrival at a funeral in Bomachoge Chache in Kisii Couty on Friday did not last long after a group of youths heckled him and ordered him to leave.

Hell broke loose when two groups, one supporting the MP and one opposing him, attacked each other.

The mourners threw chairs at each other, and others were spotted exchanging blows. The MP's aides did not take a chance; they bundled him in his car and sped away.

The ceremony had to be suspended for two hours after some people attempted to pull down tents.

“Our MP should ask the National Government to expedite road constructions in the area. We have waited for so long," lamented one of the youths.

Mr Miruka blamed his opponents for the chaos.

“They have been fighting me politically. They caused the fracas, and I found it wise to leave. This is not the first time violence has been meted out on me," he stated.

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