Bomas drama, Church fight and other showdown moments between Tanga tanga & Kieleweke

Fronted by their respective protégés, these two factions are identified by their signature monikers – Kieleweke and Tanga tanga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and Raila Odinga at Bomas

The two represent President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto formed after the infamous handshake between the former and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

In 2019, the two groups have been embroiled in verbal attacks which have shown the division with the once-solid Jubilee Party.

Here are some of the shocking moments Kieleweke and Tanga tanga left Kenyans watching in awe.

1. Bomas Bombs

This was the biggest fallout that the nation witnessed as the once glorious political movement came down crumbling. During the launch of the BBI report at Bomas of Kenya, Kieleweke members were caught on camera heckling Tanga tanga allied Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

Murkomen accused ODM legislator Junet Mohammed of bias. The fiery Senator insisted that for a united and honest nation, there was a need to accept different views as pertains to the BBI report.

However, this did not sit well with Kieleweke members who stood up and booed Murkomen in the presence of President Kenyatta.

2. Church fight in Murang’a

Sadly as evidenced at a funds drive at the Gitui Catholic Church, the Kieleweke and Tanga Tanga factions of the ruling Jubilee Party have reduced houses of worship into battlegrounds.

The Tanga Tanga team, led by Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, stormed Gitui Catholic Church and attempted to disrupt a fundraiser in which Nominated MP Maina Kamanda had been invited as the chief guest.

Nyoro and his team arrived late as Mr Kamanda was speaking and making introductions before later demanding to be the one that introduces the guests being the area MP.

3. Kibra by election

The Kibra by-election was not so much about the 24 contestants that attempted to clinch the seat.

Poli-tricks between Kieleweke group and the Tanga Tanga brigade were in full mode when their respective candidates battled it at the polls.

Although Kieleweke backed Imran Okoth won it was not without sideshows that both sides showed Kenyans.

Jubilee MPs declared their support for Okoth who is from the ODM party instead of Mac Donald Mariga who was supported by tanga tanga. Maina Kamanda, Senator Irungu Kang’ata and MP Moses Kuria publicly declared their support for Mr Imran.

During the voting, the dirty side of Kenyan politics once again re-emerged. Tanga tanga ally Bonny Khalwale was attacked by Kibra youth. The former Senator was pictured collecting stones ready to battle his 'enemies'.

Khalwale and MP Charles ‘Jaguar’ Njagua have had to run for their dear lives within Kibra on election day. This after protests from ‘residents’ claiming they are not needed there.


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