ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has addressed his recent altercation with Kileleshwa ward MCA seat aspirant, blogger Robert Alai.
In a viral video, a seemingly angry Alai could be seen climbing a vehicle in which Safina was standing and confronting the ODM SG physically.
It was reported that the blogger was frustrated after being denied a chance to speak at various stops during Azimio la Umoja One Kenya alliance campaigns.
However, Sifuna has addressed the incident noting that it was not as bad as it was portrayed in the media.
Speaking in an interview on Capital FM, the Nairobi Senatorial seat aspirant said the altercation happened while he was trying to prevent Alai from climbing his vehicle.
He also disclosed that his campaign vehicle was damaged during the confrontation.
“It was just a safety issue, that was my vehicle, and as you know, cars have a carrying capacity. He is not a light guy,” Sifuna said.
“If I show you my windshield now, it is shattered. I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Pajero that I use for the campaigns, and I took it to the shop to have a roof rack installed. So if you are going to come on my car, please come to the top.”
Sifuna said he had told Alai not to climb on his vehicle but the blogger was defiant forcing him to use extra force.
“I was trying to tell him to get off because we were just too many people on the vehicle, but he did not want to listen, so I had to ease him off,” he said.
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Sifuna and musician Bahati recently engaged in a heated Twitter spat over the musician’s quest for the MP seat.
The argument started after Sifuna claimed that Bahati had bowed out of the race in favour of Oluoch.
“Zoning was done perfectly even here in Mathare we have agreed that its an ODM zone. We only have one candidate in Mathare and that is Anthony Oluoch, this young man called Bahati is my younger brother and we will talk
“I will make sure that we find him another position within the Azimio government,” Sifuna said during a joint delegates meeting between ODM and Jubilee members.
The statement irked Bahati who fired back claiming that the ODM SG had been paid by Oluoch to spread propaganda about his parliamentary bid.
“You have already been given three million by my losing opponent to lie that I have stepped down and “you” will offer me a job in the Azimio government
“You want to give me a job as who? Stay away from Mathare politics and focus on your bid or you will lose again like in 2017,” the musician said.
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