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Gunshots as Homa Bay youth charge at ODM team

Sunday December 28 2014

A chaotic scene at the venue of ODM nominations for the senatorial by-election in Homa Bay on December 15, 2014. The election was called off after goons destroyed the voting materials. PHOTO | TOM OTIENO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

A chaotic scene at the venue of ODM nominations for the senatorial by-election in Homa Bay on December 15, 2014. Gunshots rent the air at Olare Market on December 28th in Homa Bay County after a hostile crowd charged at an ODM team that had set out on an introductory of Mosea Otieno Kajwang. PHOTO | TOM OTIENO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

MAURICE KALUOCH
By MAURICE KALUOCH
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Gunshots rent the air at Olare Market Sunday in Homa Bay County after a hostile crowd charged at an ODM team that had set out on an introductory tour of Mr Moses Otieno Kajwang'.

The team led by ODM national chairman John Mbadi was greeted by the crowd of young people who expressed their dissatisfaction with ODM's nomination of the late senator's brother.

The youths who were chanting, "we want elections not selection," forced body guards to shoot in the air in a bid to disperse them.

The crowd was also heard chanting the name of former Rangwe MP Philip Okundi. The party has experienced a number of resignations following the controversial nomination of Mr Kajwang' with the latest being former Raila Odinga's aide Silas Jakakimba who Saturday announced that he is running on a UDM ticket.

Party chairman Mr Mbadi was Saturday locked up in a meeting with area MCAs elected on an ODM ticket in Nyakweya Hotel in Kisii over the controversial nomination of Mr Moses Kajwang'.