House belonging to Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo burnt down by mob


By reporter

Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo had to cut short her celebrations after winning the constituency’s ODM nominations when her house was burnt to the ground by a mob.

Millie who just a day earlier had won her nomination contest confirmed the incident saying it was done over political reasons.

Her house located in Urianda village was burnt on Wednesday morning by a rowdy mob, and several household items including chairs, beddings and utensils, were destroyed.

The MP termed the incident as a bid to intimidate her following her victory in Tuesday’s ODM nominations.

“It is true that my house has been destroyed by a mob that wanted to threaten and even kill me over political reasons.”

She has recorded a statement at Mbita police station.

The incident came barely two days after one of the bodyguards attached to the MP died after sustaining injuries during a chaotic nomination process in Homa Bay.

Kennedy Okore,37, died at a nearby hospital after he sustained serious injuries after he was run over by a vehicle during the chaos at Urianda Primary School.


Millie said that there has been animosity within the constituency with some residents claiming that she was not born in the village.

“I was given that land by my sister but some of those people had been calling me a stranger. That is why they are looking at every means to harm me,” she said.

“Earlier they intended to attack my vehicle at Koyani village but I evaded them after which they resorted to burning my house,” she added.

The exact value of the property destroyed was not immediately known.

The Homa Bay county police commander John Omusanga said that they are investigating the incident and that residents with information about the arson should come forward and record a statement with them.