WATCH: Mumias East MP Peter Salaysia in physical altercation at a funeral
Violence marred a funeral in Khwisero, Kakamega County when Mumias East MP Peter Salasya engaged in a physical altercation with individuals he claimed were local Members of the County Assembly (MCAs)
The incident occurred on May 6, 2023, at the funeral of the late Stephen Maloba, a former Kisa East MCA, who was, incidentally, stabbed to death on April 1, 2023.
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Although the cause of the altercation remains unclear, the MP alleged local MCAs interrupted his speech, prompting him to defend himself.
Following the incident, Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba took the microphone and attempted to calm down the situation.
In a tweet, Mumias East MP Peter Salasya bragged about his ability to defend himself during the violent altercation with local MCAs at the funeral.
The youthful lawmaker further thanked the National Assembly Clerk and his gym instructors for making him physically fit, allowing him to ‘dismantle’ the group of MCAs within 5 seconds.
He went on to criticize the MCAs for allegedly cutting short his speech and blocking him from addressing the people of Khwisero, calling them rude and immature in their approach to politics.
Salasya also mentioned his background in karate, saying that it helped him to defend himself.
“Kakamega MCAs are very rude how can they try to block MPs from addressing people of khwisero. I think they are still immature and in adolescent stage of politics….imebidi nijitetee….how can they come to attack me while addressing uzuri mimi ni wa karate.”
Nairobi News reached out the the MP but his phone did not go through as of the time the story was published.
….Big thanks to our Clerk @Clerk Mr Njoroge you have a good team of gym instructors in our gym facility are amazing ,they have made me physically fit for the few. Weeks I have been attending ,within 5 seconds I was able to dismantle array of MCAs who wanted to attack me pic.twitter.com/0hw2W8CtV0
— Peter K. Salasya, MP (@P_Salasya) May 6, 2023