- Police have identified Emmanuel Osore, a FORD-K party leader, as the suspect behind the incident.
- National Police Service says Osore had an altercation with one of the delegates.
Police in Lang’ata, Nairobi County, have arrested a FORD Kenya politician accused of shooting and injuring a man during the delegates conference at Bomas of Kenya yesterday (Thursday).
Emmanuel Osore, the party’s Busia branch chairman, allegedly had an altercation with one of the delegates, prompting the shooting.
“Infuriated, he drew his civilian licensed firearm and shot aimlessly injuring one Maurice Wafula,” National Police Service says.
Osore will be charged with misuse of his civilian firearm.
“Illegal” FORD-K meeting
Earlier reports indicated that the incident occurred after one of the delegates expressed anger over plans to oust her from a plum post within the party leadership.
Attendees were stirred by the sound of gunshots coming from inside the auditorium. Wafula, who was bleeding following the incident, was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The FORD-K delegates conference, which endorsed its leader Moses Wetangula as its presidential flag bearer in the 2022 general elections, took place in spite of a Wednesday ban by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal.