Mariga Allegedly Attacked And Arm Broken

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Footballer-turned-politician McDonald Mariga says he will not be cowed by people he says are out to frustrate his Kibera parliamentary hopes.

This follows an incident on Monday where goons reportedly disrupted his rally and attacked him, breaking his arm.

“You see they have broken my hand but they will not intimidate me,” said Mr. Mariga in a video circulating online.

Mariga who is contesting on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party ticket in the August polls blamed the alleged attack on rival politicians.

“We’ve been doing peaceful campaigns here, but there are some politicians who are sending young people to injure me,” he said.

Mariga further stated that he had filed a report with the police to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.

He added: “If they think they will intimidate me by beating me and my supporters, they are wrong. We will campaign even harder and have set our eyes on the prize.”

“This is not the Kibra we want.”

Mariga contested for the Kibra seat in the 2019 by-elections following the demise of Ken Okoth.

He will be in the race this year against Okoth and former teacher Paul Orero.

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