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Nyong’o man facing probe over threats to shoot ODM official

Police in Kisumu are investigating claims that a senior County Government officer threatened to shoot an ODM party official in the county.

Kisumu County Chief of Staff Patrick Ouya is facing investigations by the police for threatening Seme ODM Chairman and businessman Leonard Achar on the phone.

Mr Achar told Nation that Mr Ouya called him on Tuesday and threatened to shoot him wherever they meet in Kisumu town.

“He called me on his official mobile phone and started questioning why County ODM Chairman Kennedy Ajwang’ and I were ‘plotting his downfall’. He then told me that he will shoot me wherever we meet,” Mr Achar said.

He said he was not aware of any meeting he had attended to plot Mr Ouya’s downfall.

Mr Achar added that he reported the matter to Kombewa police station in Seme Sub County (OB 12/16/1/2018).


On Wednesday morning, Kisumu County Police Commander John Kamau confirmed that the local criminal investigation officers were handling the matter

“He indeed made the report at Kombewa police station and investigations will commence immediately,” Mr Kamau said.

When contacted, Mr Ouya seemed amused by the claims but promised to respond in detail, later.

“I will talk to you later on the matter,” he said on the phone, laughing off the allegations.

The claims of gun drama to  are not new to Mr Ouya.

In 2015, Mr Ouya drew his gun after a disagreement ensued at a funeral in Koru and shot in the air forcing mourners to scamper for safety.

It was during the burial of a daughter of a former civic leader in Muhoroni Sub County.