Kenyan officials exchange hot blows at the funeral over BBI

Kenyan Legislators Simba Arati and Sylvanus Osoro traded blows on the first day of February, 2021 over the BBI |Photo: Unknown

The funeral of Abel Gongera- the father to Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi- came to a halt momentarily after legislators Simba Arati and Sylvanus Osoro traded blows Monday in full glare of mourners, sparking public condemnation.

Osoro, an ally of Deputy President William Ruto, had left the podium after telling off ODM leader Raila Odinga over his push for BBI when Arati went on the stage and told the DP off over his continued rejection of the document

Simba Arati who went ahead and accused the deputy President for being responsible for the killing of gusii people in Rift Valley during 2007/2008 post elections skirmishes,and asked him to do an apology.

Hardly before completing his statements Osoro went back to the podium, held Arati by the collar and they exchanged harsh words before they were separated.