Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for Maeni ward representative position in Kimilili Constituency, Bungoma County, Hon Protus Wanjala was reportedly kidnapped by uknown assailants four days ago.
The family members reported the missing MCA hopeful to Maeni Police Station as the police officers probed into the matter.
According to Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, who is also deputy president William Ruto’s Mulembe community’s pointman, the MCA was allegedly kidnapped by people believed to be his main challengers in the race of securing the ward representative seat..
Didmus Barasa issues ultimatums
Speaking on Thursday during Kenya Kwanza rally in Kimilili Constituency, the legislator demanded the immediate release of MCA hopeful before today, Thursday, 3pm, and ensure that he is safe wherever he is.
“Kuna rafiki yetu mmoja, MCA aspirant wa UDA huko Maeni ward, anaitwa Engineer Protus Wanjala Muchanga. He was kidnapped by uknown assailants four days ago, ametafutwa hajapatikana. Mimi nataka kuambia police, nimewapatia hadi leo saa tisa mchana, mtafute mahali ako na akipatana tutamhesabu nywele ata kama nywele moja imepotea mtaona cha mtema kuni” Said MP Didmus Barasa.
“We demand that police immediately identify and punish culprits who kidnapped Maeni ward MCA aspirant Protus Wanjala” added Barasa.
Barasa also faulted the county security officers for arresting him few months ago when he was accused of misusing CDF government vehicles for political rallies.
He ordered the police officers to instill the same zeal and decibels they used to arrest him in car fraud case to also arrest the MCA kidnappers.
“Mimi mlikuja kwangu kunishika, eti natumia gari ya serikali, gari ya CDF nataka pia mtumie hiyo kushika wale ambao wamemteka nyara MCA aspirant Protus Wanjala” he said.
Didmus Barasa has been vouching for Ruto’s candidature as he has been on the trail to rally electorates to vote for Kenya Kwanza candidates in the region.