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UDA Politicians Involved in Physical Altercation Over Leadership Changes

UDA Politicians Involved in Physical Altercation Over Leadership Changes

On Tuesday, April 2, there was a physical confrontation between Baringo County Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and the Assembly Speaker regarding adjustments in leadership.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Kemboi stated that certain leaders aggressively approached him in an attempt to seize communication documents while announcing the appointment of new leaders.

“As I was reading the communication from both John Taurus and from the UDA Party, members from both camps charged at the speakers and attempted to snatch the letters,” Kemboi noted. 

Encouraging the UDA Party to confront internal discord, the Speaker highlighted that conflicting messages regarding leadership shifts were submitted by party members to the Assembly.

Baringo Assembly Speaker Vincent Kemboi during an interview on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

“The first communication came from John Tarus, who is the MCA for Sacho Ward and had written to the Speaker, informing me that they had a meeting on March 20, 2024, and made changes to the leadership of the Majority Party,” the Speaker noted. 

During the discussion, the initial group proposed that Kennedy Kiprono would assume the role of Majority leader, with David Sitoyi as his deputy, while John Tarus would serve as the Majority Whip, with Evelyn Korir as his deputy.


The second faction claims that Lawi Kipchumba Talum continues to hold the position of Majority Leader, with Josphat Akuro serving as his deputy. Arnest Kibet Tarus currently holds the role of Majority Chief Whip, with Purity Talum as the deputy.

“I also received an email from the Secretary General of UDA informing me that the affirmation of Baringo County Assembly confirms that there have been no changes in the Majority party leadership in Baringo County Assembly,” he added. 

The Speaker additionally affirmed that the MCAs implicated in the conflict will face disciplinary measures, administered by the Powers and Privileges Committee of the Baringo County Assembly.

In a comparable occurrence in February, members of the Laikipia County Assembly engaged in a physical altercation when opposing factions clashed over the removal of Minority Leader Sammy Lekopien Parletto.

The MCAs backing the Minority leader contended that the notice was presented without prior notification.

In the viral video, individuals in authority were observed hurling items toward one another, with several instances of physical altercations such as pushing and shoving.

UDA Politicians Involved in Physical Altercation Over Leadership Changes