Amani National Congress Party leader Musalia Mudavadi has broken his silence a day after being pelted with stones by, reportedly, ODM supporters on Sunday in Kibra.
Speaking to K24 TV, on Monday at his Musalia Mudavadi Centre in Nairobi, the ANC party leader told their supporters not to be cowed by the recent attack but instead soldier on until they clinch the seat.
“What I want to tell our supporters is that let them not be cowed. They said we wouldn’t access Kamukunji, yet we had the permit to use the venue, but we managed.
We were able to talk to our supporters and when they saw the crowd was paying attention to our agenda they began interrupting,” the ANC party leader told.
Mudavadi also accused the ODM party of seeking to control almost all grounds in Kibra saying other parties also have a right to sell their agenda to the same residents.
“How can it be that ODM wants to have a rally Kamukunji, Bukhungu and Laini Saba? Is that not a plot to cause violence and also to prevent other parties from campaigning?
Let them not blame anyone on that they are purely to blame for the violence,” added Mudavadi.
Already, the ANC has written to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) demanding action against the ODM candidate Bernard Imran Okoth and other perpetrators of the violence meted on them.
The ANC party says it had informed the police and the IEBC of its rallies in Kibra has required by the law.
However, according to K24 Tv, police reportedly warned the ANC party against having rallies in Kibra since they had foreseen a fierce battle between the political factions.
IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati on Monday reportedly held a meeting with the relevant committee over the matter after its returning officer Beatrice Muli reported the violent incident.
The recent accusations comes barely a month after Jubilee party candidate McDonald Mariga’s convoy was pelted with stones.
The Jubilee candidate accused the ODM party of the violence and took a case to the IEBC demanding the expulsion of the ODM candidate Bernard Imran Okoth but the electoral body dismissed the case.
More than 20 candidates have been cleared to contest for the Kibra parliamentary seat in the by-election set for November 7.