Two people lost their lives on Friday afternoon after Jubilee Party supporters and the National Super Alliance (NASA) clashed in Bungoma town.
The two died after two support groups allied to incumbent Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka of Jubilee Party and his competitor, Ford Kenya's Wycliffe Wangamati, embroiled in a physical confrontation.
The supporters are said to have accompanied the two governor contestants to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) as they sought clearance to contest for the Bungoma’s top seat.
Ken Lusaka’s group was heading to Bungoma Posta Grounds for a rally when it met the opposition supporters, sparking a confrontation.
One businesswoman was reportedly beaten to death by angry youth while the other casualty is said to have been shot by police officers who used live bullets to disperse the two warring sides.
Several others sustained serious injuries during the chaos which brought business in the town to a standstill for the better part of Friday afternoon.