Blame game continues over Githurai chaos as ODM lashes out at Ruto


Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga speaks to mourners during the burial of Mama Angelin ...
Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga speaks to mourners during the burial of Mama Angelin Ajwang, the mother to Kibra MP Imran Okoth.

In Summary

  • Violent clashes temporarily disrupted Raila's rally to popularise the BBI in Githurai on Wednesday.
  • A shouting match between his supporters and and those of DP Ruto degenerated to physical confrontations.
  • They hurled stones at each other forcing Raila’s motorcade to speed off from the area.
  • Police lobbed teargas to separate the two groups.

A section of ODM lawmakers have condemned the chaos that characterised ODM leader Raila Odinga’s visit to Githurai on Thursday.

Led by Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’, the leaders accused DP William Ruto of using youths to disrupt the the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally.

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“We have seen the damage that Donald Trump has done to the American economy. We have seen modern day Donald Trumps like William Ruto coming to incite class wars: the rich against the poor, coming with outdated politics. I want to urge Kenyans to be alive to the deceit and learn from America and see how Donald Trump damaged America,” Senator Kajwang’ said.

According to him, the conversation about hustler nation and dynasties is creating disunity in the country.

The Senator was speaking in Kabondo Kasipul constituency during the burial of Mama Angelin Ajwang, the mother to Kibra MP Imran Okoth.

Woman Reps Esther Passaris (Nairobi) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) accused Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura of being used to disrupt Mr. Odinga’s meeting.

They alleged that the Senator used local youths to disrupt the rally at the behest of DP Ruto.

“What I want to say to the tangatanga team and their leader who is William Ruto that we are now going to campaign in Nairobi. We never interfered with you. You go wherever you want and do what you want. Upande wa BBI, Baba amesema amesoma na sisi tunakubali,” said Passaris.

On his part, former Kasipul MP Joseph Oyugi Magwanga urged investigative agencies to arrest those who were behind the violence in Githurai.

Other leaders present included Jared Okello (Nyando MP); Walter Owino (Awendo MP); Tom Kajwang (Ruaraka MP); Ongodo Were (Kasipul MP) and Dr Eve Obara (Kabondo Kasipul MP).

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