Homa Bay County Assembly Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo is getting into more trouble after her office was sprayed with what police said was livestock pesticide. Her furniture was also broken.
Kwabwai Ward MCA Richard Ogindo and his Kanyamwa Kosewe counterpart Nicholas Owaka, who accompanied the Speaker, claimed that the spraying of chemicals in the Speaker’s office was an assassination attempt.
A section of MCAs at the Homa Bay County Assembly have told the embattled Speaker Elizabeth Ayoo to carry her own cross.
The county leaders told off the Speaker saying she should stop implicating their colleagues.They were responding to the reports of vandalism of chairs at her office on Thursday.
Led by the acting Speaker Evans Marieba and the Leader of Majority Walter Muok, they claimed that the vandalism was stage-managed by Ayoo to earn public sympathy.
“Ayoo is behind the alleged destruction of property in her office and she should not blame anybody for tribulations,” Marieba said.
Mr. Muok further alleged that Ayoo intended to create chaotic scenes to deter MCAs from discharging their mandate.
MCA for Central Karachuonyo Julias Gaya echoed the sentiments adding that the camp of MCAs that impeached Ayoo had abandoned their offices to let her ‘stay peacefully’ with her allies.
According to him, they cannot be the ones behind the fracas.
MCA for Kakello/Kokwanyo Ward Dan Were and her Kanyaluo counterpart Jeff Ongoro wondered why Ayoo has been given highly detailed security from Kisumu.
However, Ayoo argued that the vandalism was perpetrated by her ‘enemies’ within the county assembly.
When the Speaker arrived in her office on Thursday morning, it was filled with a pungent smell.The new plastic chairs and a table which she bought on Tuesday after the ones she had were taken away were also broken by unknown people.
Those who got into the office had difficulties breathing with some shedding tears and others coughing due to the effects of the chemical.
Police officers and detectives who went to the office for forensic analysis said the chemical was Triatix, which is used for controlling pests in livestock.The chemical is poisonous and can kill within minutes if consumed.
Following the incident, Ms Ayoo accused security guards within the assembly of laxity.
Do you believe that the vandalism was stage managed?