A politician running for the ODM ticket for the MCA County seat from Bombaba Borabu ward in Kisii County was assassinated on Monday morning April 4 in a controversial incident.
Thomas Okari, a businessman based in Nairobi, died from his injuries following an overnight raid on his home by unknown individuals.
According to a family member, Okari traveled from Nairobi to his home on Sunday evening – in preparation for an appointment scheduled for Thursday, April 7.
One relative told reporters that upon arrival, the MCA candidate went to rest in his room. Shortly afterwards, his nephew, who was inside the house, was awakened by phone calls for help from his uncle who was being attacked by armed men.
Okari was stabbed in the head before his attackers escaped through the back door of the house. He was later pronounced dead after being rushed to a local hospital in Kisii.