The death of two people in Migori has nothing to with ongoing ODM polls.
Police in the county have said the two died as a result of separate criminal activity totally not associated with the ODM polls and investigations have been launched.
A section of the press had falsely reported that the deaths were as a result of chaos during the ongoing ODM grassroots, information that both the police and the party have termed misleading.
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed has also said the grassroots polls have been highly successful contrary to reports appearing in the media that the election was low key. Junet also revealed the two deaths should not be blamed on ODM.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. The two deaths in Migori County have nothing to do with ODM elections. Police in the County have confirmed that the deaths resulted from criminal acts that had nothing to do with party elections. Police have equally confirmed the victims had criminal records for which they were being sought by police”.
The Suna East MP, who also ODM Director of Elections, has called on the press to correct the wrong impression.
The ODM grassroots polls are being held in six other counties including Vihiga, Kajiado, Kilifi, Marsabit and Wajir, in addition to Migori.
“I wish to appeal to all ODM supporters to continue with the sobriety they have shown so far and prove our critics wrong. Our opponents in Jubilee had expected a bloodbath,” said Hon. Mohamed.
Hon. Junet also called other political parties to hold their grassroots polls, claiming the keen interest in ODM alone is as a result of other parties shying away from allowing their supporters to be part of the decision making processes of their parties.
TNA and URP are yet to hold any polls.
“It is our hope that the other parties like TNA and URP, among others, will also follow our example and announce their elections. These Jubilee parties are thriving on structures that ODM left behind across the country. This is fraud. It is time Jubilee parties held elections”, said Junet.