Four police officers were forced to seek refuge in Lugari MP Ayub Savula’s car after a crowd at Sabatia turned on them as they arrested the lawmaker.
The crowd started pelting them with stones, forcing them to seek protection inside the MP’s car.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the police officers confronted the MP as he addressed a crowd at a fuel toll station at Sabatia market in Butere Sub-county, Kakamega.
Angered by the police action, the crowd reportedly blocked the road leading to Butere Police Station, two kilometers away, and charged at the officers with stone missiles.
Sensing danger, the MP reportedly asked the officers to jump into one of his cars and sped to Mumias West Police Station in Mumias Sub County.
“They have left. They are not here,” was the response from a female officer when asked about Savula’s case.
She said nothing has been recorded in the occurrence book as the officers were brought to the station for their safety after coming under attack.
Mumias West Police Commander Paul Lazaro confirmed the MP’s presence at the station but referred journalists to his counterpart in Butere, where the incident occurred.
A source at the station told People Daily that the MP drove to the Mumias West Police Station with officers who had arrested him at a petrol station to save them from an angry mob.
“He was not under arrest. The officers were under siege from angry members of the public
They were in danger so they came here for safety,” the source revealed.
Savula had checked at the station to refuel before joining an advanced party of the Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya leadership who were headed to Busia County for a political meeting.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula of Ford-Kenya were due to address a meeting convened by Nambale MP Sakwa Bunyasi.
The Mudavadi axis is in a battle against a team of Western Kenya leaders led by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya.