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Nyong’o, Obura in fresh public spat

Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o has threatened to sue Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura, in the wake of the latest public spat between the two opposition politicians.

The two Cord politicians have been exchanging barbs with the Senator accusing the MP of maligning his name and damaging his reputation in Kisumu and also being a “friend” of the Jubilee government.

The latest tiff between the two politicians is over the activity of National Youth Service in Kisumu town.

“Obura has been seeking cheap popularity in Kisumu saying that I wrote to the Ministry of Devolution to stop youth employment program in Kisumu. I never did anything of the sort. I challenge him to produce a copy of this letter within 2 days else I will sue him for defamation,” the Kisumu Senator said in a presss release on Saturday.

“If the employment program is failing the problem must be sought within the corridors of the Ministry of Devolution where Obura’s Jubilee friends are obviously better informed about the failure rather than look for scapegoat in Anyang’ Nyong’o,” he further charged.


In what is fast turning out to be that season of lawsuits within the political circles, Nyong’o becomes the third politician in the last month to threaten legal action against a colleague.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga initiated the court battle by threatening to sue Parliament’s majority leader Aden Duale after a bitter exchange between the two over the importation of “cheap” sugar into the country from Uganda.

Odinga then found himself on the receiving end when he was warned to expect a day in court by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

This followed a sustained onslaught by the Cord leader on Waiguru over claims of corruption in her Ministry.