By Godfrey Asa
Police in Kimilili constituency in Bungoma County are investigating an incident in which unknown gang broke into the home a local politician who is seeking to unseat the area MP Didmus Barasa in 2022.
The attackers vandalized Michael Koloboy’s vehicle. Koloboy was away when the incident happened.
Koloboy vowed to continue fighting for his Kimilili people and that he is ready to risk everything for their sake.
“My competitors are using uncouth tactics to scare me so
that I can bow out of the race but I will not do that. I am in the race up to
2022 and anyone who thinks can send goons to frighten me are in for a rude
shock,” said Koloboy.
This came barely a month after he donated over 200 motorbikes to boda boda operators in Kimilili constituency in line with his long-term vision to empower youths across the constituency.
In the recent past, he has gone to great lengths to come to
the assistance of students from Kimilili who had dropped out of school as
a result of lack of school fees.
Apart from paying for their school fees, the foundation has been buying school uniforms as well as learning materials and other personal effects for the students.
“I have assigned my people on the ground to identify more needy children so that they can also be included in the programme once funds are available,” says Koloboy.
The role upcoming politician has played in catering for the welfare of needy cases in the Constituency has placed him a notch-higher than his rivals who, for fear of suffering severe defeat, have intensified
their campaign to nip his popularity in the bud.
Others in the race are High court advocate Bryan Khaemba and business man Joseph Masinde.