Martha Karua’s rally cut short as teargas canister explodes near podium

It was not immediately established who lobbed the teargas canister at the crowd

Martha Karua’s rally cut short as teargas canister explodes

Azimio La Umoja Deputy Presidential candidate Martha Karua was on Thursday, June 30, 2022 forced to cut short her political rally at Gusii Stadium in Kisii County after a teargas canister exploded near the main podium.

The unfortunate incident prompted police officers providing security at the event to evacuate Karua and other politicians to safety.

It was not immediately established who lobbed the teargas canister at the crowd that had turned up at the rally, put them and the Deputy Presidential candidate in danger.

” Heading to Madonna to complete my eventful day in kisii county. Meant Masimba. Now headed to Kiamakoma for the last meeting.

“Mission accomplished in kisii now headed to the airport #Inawezekana,” Karua tweeted hours after the ugly incident at Gusii Stadium.

Karua and the Azimio team have been camping in Western Kenya, drumming support for their coalition ahead of the August General election.

Before arriving at Gusii stadium, Karua had accompanied Raila Odinga’s wife Ida Odinga to launch the Kisii Gender-Based violence Center.

“Such an honour to accompany Mama @IdaOdinga to launch the Kisii Gender-Based Violence Center, which will support survivors to access treatment, find justice & get back on their feet. This is in line with #AzimioAgenda objective of gender parity and safety for all," Karua said.

On the other hand, ODM Party leader and Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga campaigned in Migori county, where he promised that his administration will spearhead a national economic revolution if elected president.

“Asante Migori. Pole pole tu, mos mos August 9th inakaribia. Wath Onger, Migori County has roared.

“My administration will spearhead a national economic revolution that will increase productivity, enhance inclusivity, promote shared prosperity, reduce unemployment, eradicate poverty, and lower the cost of living,” Odinga promised.

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