An MCA shot twice in the air during Nyacheki by-elections on Wednesday to disperse ODM youths who allegedly attacked him.
Bassi Bogetaorio MCA Wright Okenye resorted to this after the youths accosted him, reportedly on suspicion that he had money to bribe voters.
The incident took place at the Mochengo polling station in Bobasi constituency.
Okenye, who is allied to Jubilee, then fled the scene on foot but was saved by a boda boda operator from the crowd that threatened to lynch him.
The crowd also damaged Bonchari MP Zebedeo Opore’s vehicle and attacked former DC Abaga Sagero, accusing him of buying votes. Sagero was rescued by police.
Kitutu Chache North MP Richard Onyonka was chased from a polling station where he had gone to witness voting. The crowd told him off saying he was not an observer.
Nyamache OCPD Japheth Mwirichia said investigations will be launched to establish the reasons for the chaos.
Mwirichia said the voting was temporarily disrupted as the people were scared but that no one was injured.
“We will summon him (Okenye) to explain,” he said.
The OCPD said calm was later restored and that security will be beefed up at the polling station for the exercise to continue smoothly.
He noted the incident was the first since voting began but said he may be forced to camp at the station to prevent any other cases.