1 person shot after Uhuru's rally turned chaotic
President Uhuru was just about 5kms from where the incident occurred.
The head of state meet the people tour in Elgeyo Marakwet was marred by banditry attacks and hostility in the vote rich region.
In Chesongoch, a herder was shot in the right hand near Kerio River by attackers suspected to be from Baringo East.
Marakwet East police boss, Lemmy Njiru told the press that the header was herding livestock when the bandits, whose number was not established, raided the area.
“They crossed to Baringo with seven cows. Police officers are pursuing them. We are confident about recovering the animals since our officers followed them immediately,” Njiru said.
Robert Kareuno, 35, was later rushed to Chesongoch Mission Hospital for medical treatment on Saturday.
In Chepkorio, the President came face to face with rowdy supporters of Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos (Jubilee Party) and Moses Changwony (Independent).
Crowds jeered at Tolgos In the full view of the President, after he spoke without inviting his arch-rival Changwony, forcing the Governor to cut shot his speech and invite his rival to restore calm.
Tolgos put on a brave face and told the President that he will defeat the independent candidate come August 8th.
“Your excellency, leave this to me. I will deal with him in August. He also competed with me in 2013 and I trounced him,” he said.
When he stood to speak Uhuru launched a scatting attack on the opposition stating they are propagandists with no agenda for Kenya's transformation.
He questioned the opposition role in initiating development projects across the country during the grand coalition government.
“Have you ever asked yourself where all this money we are using in development was [at that time]? Today these propaganda people say Jubilee has done nothing yet they were in the grand coalition government. What did they do for Kenyans?” he said.
The President added that the government has used Sh1.1 billion for the Iten/Tambach water project and was planning to compensate families displaced in the defunct fluorspar mining company in the Kerio Valley in two weeks.
He also said relief food will be distributed in Kerio Valley starting next week to feed starving families affected by bandit attacks.
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