By Emmanuel Mukavi
The member of Parliament Kwanza constituency Ferdinand Wanyonyi warned Bungoma residents against any activities relating to violence during the burial of the late Kabuchai Mp James Lusweti Mukwe who demised early this month in December 2020.
He said this during a meeting with the Bungoma security committee, Bungoma county officials, and the Parliamentary service committee for the burial of late Mp James Mukwe that was done in Bungoma county commissioner’s office.
According to Wanyonyi who is the chairperson of the committee, the organizing committee consists of three additional members of parliament: MPs Dan Wanyama for Webuye West constituency, John Waluke for Sirisia constituency, and Bungoma women Rep Catherine Wambilianga.
The committee will work in coordination with the parliament service commission and the Bungoma county security team led by the Bungoma county commissioner to ensure a descend burial to the late MP Mukwe that will be reinforcing security during the service.
This comes amid a series of violent scenes in Bungoma county, the latest that saw Ford Kenya allies fight during the church service in the Christ the King Catholic Church in Bungoma. The crash resulted in chaos between Ford Kenya party supporters that resulted in injuries. The MP urged Bungoma residents to bar such activities so that they could give a descend burial in honor of the late MP
“I urge the people to give humble time during the burial and avoid any violent related activities,” said Mp Wanyonyi.
In addition, the Bungoma County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti insisted that he had put measures in place to ensure everything runs smoothly as scheduled by the Parliamentary service committee.
He assured that the security committee is in place and will coordinate together with the area Deputy county commissioner, chiefs, and village heads to ensure tight security during the send-off ceremony.
The send-off ceremony is scheduled to begin from Friday 18th Dec whereby residents will avail for the viewing of the body and proceed with other funeral services. In preparedness with Covid-19, the CC said that the county government through the Ministry of Health will put measures in place to ensure people adhere to the health protocols. The Health CEC Bungoma county Anthony Walela was among the county officials who attended the committee.
“Security is a continuous thing not only during the burial of Hon MP Mukwe but will continue forever in our nation since our country is governed by the law and anyone who violet shall face it” paused the County commissioner Mr. Kimiti.