Raila’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party condemns night raid at Senator Okiya Omtatah’s home

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party strongly denounces the assault on the rural residence of Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah.

According to reports, unidentified individuals raided Senator Omtatah’s home in Kwang’amor village on the night of Wednesday, April 3, inquiring about the whereabouts of the lawmaker.

Led by Raila Odinga, the ODM party has urged the government to promptly launch investigations into these allegations.

“We vehemently condemn the ongoing harassment of Senator Okiya Omtatah of Busia, with the latest incident being the intrusion into his rural residence by unknown individuals demanding information about his location,” the party stated on Thursday, April 4.

ODM emphasizes the fundamental right of every Kenyan, including leaders, to be ensured safety at all times.

Busia Governor Paul Otuoma has decried what he perceives as a “state of lawlessness,” urging the relevant security agencies to swiftly address the matter.

“In light of this situation, the Senator deserves adequate security measures, while we also advocate for thorough investigations into this matter,” Governor Otuoma remarked.

Speaking with The Star, Senator Omtatah recounted how the intruders harassed his family members for nearly an hour, demanding information regarding his whereabouts.

“We are unsure of the identities of these individuals, but we suspect they had been lurking around the compound for some time, as they claimed familiarity with it. I had left home on Tuesday evening after attending several events, only to receive a call at 2 am informing me about the presence of individuals searching for me on my property,” the senator disclosed to The Star.

Confirming the incident, the local Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD), Alice Tedanyong, stated that a police report has been filed, and investigations are underway to apprehend the culprits, one of whom reportedly injured a relative.