Outgoing Migori governor Okoth Obado had a rough time handing over the instruments of power to his successor Ochilo Ayacko during the swearing-in ceremony.
Rowdy crowds started hurling water bottles at him as a section of others jeered him.
Obado was among high-ranking guests invited to the function at Migori county stadium.
It forced a protocol breach as Awendo MP Walter Owino who was to call Obado failed to calm the charged crowd heckling him.
But the charged crowd continued yelling and shouting unprintable words forcing Ayacko to come and calm them.
Mohammed who was elected on an independent ticket told off Obado and Ruto for trying to ‘buy her off to move to Kenya Kwanza.
But amid jeers, Obado said he will not stop supporting Ruto irking the crowd further.
Obado congratulated Ayacko and insisted that he will support him fully and said for ten years “it was not an easy walk, it was difficult terrain which should not repeat itself”.
Ayacko thanked Obado and said he still has a chance to make Migori better by working as a leader.
Trouble started when Nyatike MP Tom Odege, Migori Woman Representative Fatuma Mohammed, Uriri MP Mark Nyamita, Suna Central MCA elect Samuel O’brien and South Kanyamkago MCA Graham Kagali attacked Obado, his administration and alliance with Deputy President William Ruto directly.
Nyamita said Ayacko should know that being a governor is not in competition with MPs saying they have a special mandate to develop Migori,