An ugly confrontation ensued between Jubilee party MPs allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and those supporting his deputy William Ruto on Saturday, leading to the arrest of several people.
Several arrested in ugly public clash between Jubilee MPs [Video]
Ugly confrontation marks the first face-to-face clash between Kieleweke and Tanatanga
Several MPs allied to the DP in the Inua mama political outfit had camped in Nyeri Town Constituency at the invitation of Nyeri Woman Representative, Rahab Mukami when they came face to face with a rival camp supporting the President leading to a stand-off and ugly scenes.
Drama started when Mukami took to the podium with a section of youths in the audience heckling her and making it clear that they are strongly opposed to the pro-Ruto wing and are strongly in support of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
A few minutes later, area MP Ngunjiri Wambugu arrived at the venue accompanied by his supporters, leading to a stand-off before the rally as cancelled prematurely.
Wambugu delines to leave amidst accusations
Efforts by the police to convince Wambugu to leave were futile after he insisted that he was attending the event like any other resident.
Police were forced to intervene as chaos rocked the venue and arrested several people.
The team Kieleweke MP later took to Facebook in a post that appeared to support the youths who disrupted the rally by declaring their stand.
“So some police officers in Nyeri want us to believe it’s okay to shout ‘Ruto’ in an event but when someone shouts ‘Uhuru’, you get arrested?” Wambugu wrote.
“So some police officers in Nyeri want us to believe it’s okay to shout ‘Ruto’ in an event but when someone shouts ‘Uhuru’, you get arrested?”
Among the leaders who were caught up in the chaos are MPs, Wangui Ngirich, (Kirinyaga) Jane Chebaibai(Elgeyo Marakwet) Gladys Boss-Shollei (Uasin Gishu) Beatrice Nkatha (Tharaka/Nithi), Gertrude Mbeyu (Kilifi), Lydia Haika (Taita Taveta) and Faith Gitau (Nyandarua).
The chaos saw the female legislators point an accusing finger at Wambugu for organizing for the disruption of the rally.
“We will not allow anyone to intimidate women, we do not have to ask for permission to hold a meeting in this constituency,” Kandara MP, Alice Wahome lashed out.
Below is the video of the confrontation, counrtesy of NTV.
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