Suna West MP Peter Masara found himself in trouble after he tabled residents who were heckling him as illiterate and that they do not understand the English language.
On Monday, April 4, the lawmaker lost his cool after a gathering in Migori County heckled him making it impossible for him to address them.
His attempt to control the rowdy youths were futile forcing him to label them illiterate a move that made thing worse.
“Those boys do not understand English that’s why they are making noise,” said Masara.
The lawmaker’s statement triggered more trouble as the rowdy youths started shouting and singing anti-Masara songs.
The ODM lawmaker was forced to end his speech prematurely after the hecklers began throwing items at him.
As the chaos escalated, the MP required the assistance of his board guard as he sought refuge in his vehicle.
The trouble began when the residents got annoyed with the protocol during the official launch of Philip Mwabe’s gubernatorial bid at Migori Primary School.
After Masara had spoken, he invited his arch-rival Joseph Obiero Ndiege, which angered Ndiege’s supporters who began heckling the area MP.
Masara is not new to controversies, one time he was captured on camera in a fistfight with Tigania East MP John Mutunga in parliament during the debate on the controversial Political Parties Bill.
Masara and Ndiege are traditional rivals for the Suna West parliamentary seat since 2013.
In the 2017 General Election, after a long court battle, Masara emerged victorious as an independent candidate but later crossed over to ODM.
The two are expected to square out in the upcoming ODM party primaries which are expected to be hotly contested.
Migori County, which is one of the strongholds of ODM leader Raila Odinga is no stranger to party violence, especially during nominations.