A meeting organized by Deputy President William Ruto's preferred Msambweni by-election candidate hangs in the balance after heavy police presence was witnessed on Friday.

Reports indicate that police mounted road blocks to cordon-off the venue just moments hours before Independent Candidate Feisal Abdallah Bader was set to hold the rally.

It was not immediately clear whether the police were there to provide security for the rally or to restrict access to the grounds.

The meeting was to be attended by former Senators Johnson Muthama, Hassan Omar, Boni Khalwale and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa.

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Police mount road block at venue of meeting organized by Msambweni MP hopeful, Feisal Abdallah Bader
Police mount road block at venue of meeting organized by Msambweni MP hopeful, Feisal Abdallah Bader
Police mount road block at venue of meeting organized by Msambweni MP hopeful, Feisal Abdallah Bader
Police mount road block at venue of meeting organized by Msambweni MP hopeful, Feisal Abdallah Bader

The police presence portends a fate similar to the one witnessed at Kebirigo Primary School, Nyamira County on Thursday.

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