ODM MCA aspirant Thomas Akari, who travelled from Nairobi to Kisii for ODM primaries slated for Thursday has been hacked to death.
This writer has been informed by Akari’s family that he was eyeing for Bombamba MCA seat.
His nephew, Daniel Mayaka, who he lives with at his Bombamba home in Bomachoge Borabu, that Okari arrived home at around 11pm, and went straight to his bedroom.
A gang of attackers gained forceful entry into his house through the backdoor and hacked him in the head using a panga.
It remains unclear what the motive of Okari’s fatal attack was, though his family suspects his participation in politics could have played a role.
Police say they have launched investigations into the businessman’s death.
ODM primaries have been suspended over what is believed to be a chaotic process.
A source privy to the planned nominations revealed that ODM party cancelled the primaries for fear of violence.
“The primaries were called off over fears that violence could erupt due to disagreements on various issues. For instance, there were concerns over the choice of clerks and presiding officers. Some people wanted Nakuru officials to pick the clerks and presiding officers. The NEB team was attacked by hired goons who were wielding crude weapons. The officials had to seek refuge at a nearby police station, ” a source said.