On Friday, Senator Hezena Lemaletian, an ODM nominee, stated that she was attacked by thugs at the Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting where former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was present.
The Senator asserted in a statement posted on her official social media accounts that a senior party official who holds a significant political seat in Nairobi County was the one who sent the thugs to attack her.
Hezena Lemaletian asserted that she was the target of intimidation.
She remained silent, though, regarding whether or not she reported the incident to the police or was hurt during it.
“Goons attacked me at the ODM PG today, claiming they were sent to beat and nude me. He is not the reason I am in ODM. I will never win his approval to stay.
“ODM supports gender equality and democracy. He should bear full responsibility if something were to happen to me,” she asserted.
After being contacted, Philip Etale, Director of Communications at ODM, stated that he was not present for the purported incident.
He did, however, counsel the senator to report the issue to the party structures designated to deal with these kinds of situations.
“I didn’t see anything happen. It is regrettable if that did occur. He said, “She ought to inform the party about the situation.
The accused politician had not yet responded to the accusations at the time of publication.
Additionally, attempts to contact the aforementioned politician about the issue were unsuccessful.