Narok senator Ledama Olekina has recounted the brawl fate that befell him during the bruise fracas that ensued on Monday, during the announcement of presidential results at Bomas of Kenya.
Narok legislator claimed that Deputy President William Ruto’s allied legislators and supporters brutally assaulted him as they were allegedly shouting “kill him, kill him”.
Ledama revealed that were it not for the intervention of the General Service Unit (GSU) officers who whisked him to a safe place, he would have been killed by Ruto’s allies at Bomas of Kenya.
“I was brutally assaulted by William Ruto’s supporters most of them elected members of parliament at Bomas of Kenya shouting kill him. The GSU protected me otherwise I would have been killed. Thank you National Police Service I am grateful to everyone who has called to check on me” Ledema said.
Ledama faced Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati head-on before the announcement of the controversial presidential results after it was tipped that the commission had been poised to declare William Ruto as president-elect.
He was however ejected by the security officers to allow Chebukati to announce the long-awaited results.
Four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials, on the other hand, held a parallel press at Serena Hotel distancing themselves from the results announced by Chebukati over the opaque nature of electoral processes.
“We have conducted the 2022 general election and have ensured we have improved the standards and consistently communicated what is happening, have partnered with all stakeholders and say for a fact as a commission we have done a good job. But some things need to be put out there.
“As you can see we are here (at Serena Hotel) and not at Bomas (national tallying centre) because of the opaque nature of how this phase has been handled. We, therefore, cannot take ownership of the result that will be announced” said IEBC vice chair Madam Cherera at Serena on Monday.