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Lawmaker, Sports CS face off at the airport over Raila remark - 8 months ago, 7 Aug 10:02

Kevine Omollo And ...

A Cabinet secretary and an MP nearly came to blows yesterday allegedly over remarks made against ODM leader Raila Odinga.

It reportedly took the intervention of Siaya Deputy Governor James Okumbe, Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi and Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabir to calm tempers during the confrontation between Alego Usonga MP Sam Atandi and Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa.

Even though the incident was not reported at the Kisumu International Airport security desk, witnesses said the confrontation started with a verbal exchange.

According to Osotsi, they were among other passengers at the VIP lounge waiting for their flights to Nairobi.

“In the morning, there are many planes leaving Kisumu for Nairobi and we bumped into each other at the lounge,” he said.

Osotsi said that when Echesa walked into the lounge, Atandi asked him why he had disrespected Raila in public.

Echesa is said to have been offended by Atandi’s questions, leading ...
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