SIAYA: Hundreds of delegates were left stranded in Siaya town after organizers of a meeting to popularise ODM presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi failed to facilitate their transportation back home.
“I don’t know how I will go back home, I will have to look for an alternative to sleeping option in Siaya town because there is no adequate transport home,” Lilian Okoth from Rarieda sub-county said.
The delegates who came from various sub-counties of Siaya were forced to look for alternative shelter with some of them having to spend the night outside buildings in Siaya town.
Relatedly, police were also forced to lob tear gas canisters after rowdy youths blocked Jimmy Wajigi’s motorcade along Siaya Kisumu highway demanding handouts from the presidential hopeful.
The rowdy youths chanted slogans and even threatened to burn the capes they were given.
“We are going to burn all these capes if you can’t give us money,” they said.
Wajigi’s Siaya county coordinator Mildred Ochieng who is sister to the Presidential hopeful’s lawyer, Willis Ochieng went to hiding in a hotel room as irate youths made for her blood.
The delegates lamented how they have been treated so badly saying they were allegedly given only Ksh500.
“How would I travel back to Luther in Ugenya where I have to board a vehicle that charges more than Ksh 500, ” Bathlomeo Otieno told People Daily Digital.
Otieno stated that if Wajgigi continues relying on fake coordinators he is doomed to fail adding that the delegates do not see him beat Raila in Luo Nyanza.