The political rivalry between the Kieleweke and Tangatanga factions of Jubilee turned ugly on Sunday with each side accusing the other of foul play.
Ngunjiri Wambugu faces off with Moses Kuria as divisions in Jubilee turn ugly with rowdy youth burning T-shirts[Video]
Rowdy youth burn T-shirts written 'Uhuru's bedroom' ahead of DP Ruto's visit to Nyeri
The peak of the drama was when Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu shared a video of rowdy youth burning T-shirts written 'Uhuru's bedroom'.
The MP captioned the video with the words: "So Ruto’s people have paid goons to burn Uhuru’s T-shirt’s in Nyeri? And to do it shouting ‘Ruto! Ruto!".
Earlier on, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria had alleged thtat the Nyeri town MP was behind a plot to disrupt DP Ruto’s event in the area, warning that the scheme could lead to bloodshed.
Kuria appealed to interior CS Fred Matiangi to take action and prevent any possible chaos.
“Dear PS Kibicho and CS Matiangi. There are rumours that Nyeri Town MP is organizing goons to disrupt the event at the AIPCA Mukaro Church that will be graced by the Deputy President this afternoon. Kindly ask the police to maintain law and order.
"I really fear for the lives of those goons given that the AIPCA faithful are the real freedom fighters who liberated this country. The body count might be shocking. I am sure you are up to the task. Uphold the rule of law," Kuria wrote.
Wambugu, however, dismissed Kuria’s claims saying he (Kuria) was causing unnecessary fear and panic at a time when the country is peaceful.
"We don't buy into fear," wrote Wambugu before surfacing a few minutes later with the video.
Who is to blame?
It remains unclear which side between Tangatanga and Kieleweke is to blame for the ugly scene.
A section of netizens however pointed an accusing finger at Wambugu, noting that it was strange for chaos to be witnessed in Nyeri town when DP Ruto is visiting yet his recent visits to Nyandarua, Murang’a and Kirinyaga with no chaos witnessed.
"Ruto has gone to Nyandarua, Muranga and Kiambu but nothing like that has ever happened, why only in Nyeri... We know you and those goons that you have mobilized to do so," quipped Antoine Ngure.
"Uhuru printed the T-shirts…Why all this drama Ngunjiri? Added another netizen.
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