A vehicle belonging to Member of Parliament for Saku constituency Dido Rasso at the Marsabit police station.  The vehicle was extensively damaged after rowdy youth in Kituruni sub-location pelted it with stones. Photo by Sebastian Miriti.

Police in Marsabit are investigating an incident in which rowdy youths from Kituruni sub-location in Marsabit Central sub-county allegedly attempted to attack Saku MP Dido Rasso on Saturday.

            Marsabit Central Sub-County Police Commander Johnson Wachira said that nobody was injured during the attack as the MP had just alighted from his vehicle and entered into the house of a friend he was visiting in the area. 

            Wachira said the violent youths then descended on the legislator’s brand new Toyota Land Cruiser KCW 712H with stones leaving it extensively damaged. 

            The sub-county commander added that the MP who arrived from Nairobi early in the morning had travelled to Kituruni to console with the resident, Jeremiah Nakwar who lost his father recently.

            “The Member of Parliament was in the premises of the friend when the unruly youths emerged and on failing to spot the legislator, they started pelting his vehicle with stones,” he said. 

            The vehicle which had all its windows, windscreens lumps and lights damaged was towed to Marsabiti it police station as investigations into the incident began in earnest.

            Speaking to the media after recording a statement at the station, Rasso assured his constituents that he was well and asked them to maintain calm.

            The MP said the motive of attack on him was not known adding that the police were going to shed light on the matter through investigations. 

            He asked law enforcement agents to ensure that perpetrators of lawlessness in the area were apprehended and punished.

            This, he observed, would create an enabling environment for both wananchi, government and other players to engage in development.

            The incident took place as the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) which has pitched tent in Marsabit for the best part of this week engaged peace building activities for the county.