Normalcy is picking up slowly in Homa bay town

Normalcy is slowly picking up in Homa bay town as opposed to the previous few days when there was intense fighting between the police and youths.

A survey conducted Saturday reveals that most of the shops including supermarkets are opened and businesses are going on as usual.

The public service vehicles plying major routes like Homa bay- Kisumu, Homa bay-Rongo are operational despite the roads still being barricaded.

Contacted for comments, Homa bay county police Commander Marius Tum said security personnel are still on standby waiting for any

eventualities which might arise.

On the other hand most of the leaders including Homa bay town MP Peter Opondo Kaluma are now calling on the residents to maintain peace, assuring them that nothing has been lost.

Speaking on Phone, Kaluma blamed the police for using excessive force on innocent citizenry, saying they will be called to account for their deeds.

Elsewhere, one person was last evening shot dead while two others are nursing serious gunshot injuries after they stormed the home of former Karachuonyo MP James Rege in Pala Village, Kanjira of Karachuonyo Constituency.

Victor Muga, 20, was shot dead while Cleavance Odhiambo and Samuel Jeremiah suffered gunshot injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

The three were among a group of youths who were led by a number of area MCAS attempted to torch the house of the former legislator claiming that he was marking ballot papers in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta at his home.

Rege who never defended his seat was the lead campaigner of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nyanza ahead of last general election.

The former legislator has accused the area MP Adipo Okuome and other local politicians of being behind the attack, claiming that senior politicians in Homa Bay County planned the attack.

Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum has confirmed the incident, saying police shot in the air to disperse irate youths who attacked the former MP at his home.

Source: Kenya News Agency