May 27th 2017

Entertainment / What’s Trending

Photo of ODM MP assaulting voter who took money but never cast ballot goes viral

The first of the two photos that have been widely shared on social media shows Mr Midiwo holding the middle-aged voter by the collar of his shirt ready to punch him in the face. In the second, the voter runs for the door of the nearby house, ostensibly to take cover as the MP follows in hot pursuit.

By Free Press Reporternewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 02 May 2017 21:45 EAT

Ready to punch: Mr Midiwo holding the voter by his shirt.

A photo in which Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo is allegedly assaulting a voter who took money from him but never cast his ballot in the MP's favour during the just-concluded ODM primaries has gone viral on social media. The MP lost the primary election to his challenger Elisha Odhiambo, who has been nominated as ODM's candidate for the August general elections.


The voter runs away as the MP follows in hot pusuit.

The first of the two photos that have been widely shared on social media shows Mr Midiwo holding the middle-aged voter by the collar of his shirt ready to punch him in the face. In the second, the voter runs for the door of the nearby house, ostensibly to take cover as the MP follows in hot pursuit.

Mr Midiwo is nicknamed 'Otada' (Dholuo for the 'forceful one') in his constituency, and he is known to sort out differences with physical fights. The Kenya Free Press does not know the cameraman who took the photos, and our efforts to reach the MP this evening to ascertain the authenticity of the photos were unsuccessful.

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