Chaos as Governor Kinuthia, opponent supporters fight

Chaos erupted at a political rally in Tendwet village, Kuresoi, pitting Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua supporters and those allied to former National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) chairman, Lee Kinyanjui.

Troubled started when a Lee Kinyanjui supporter rose to the podium to address the rally.

The man, identified only as Kaplalach, delivered a hard-hitting speech accusing Governor Mbugua of neglecting the area in terms of development.

Governor Mbugua’s supporters, irritated by the utterances, man-handled the Kinyanjui supporter from the podium.

The two groups of supporters engaged in an ugly scuffle throwing the meeting into disarray. However, peace was restored afterwards and the meeting continued.

Nakuru County deputy governor, Joseph Ruto, who was in attendance, castigated Kinyanjui’s supporters for disrupting an otherwise peaceful rally.

“The residents here are peaceful but political incitement is the reason behind the chaos,” he said.

The deputy governor appealed political leaders and their supporters to maintain peace during their campaigns and even after elections.

Ruto said that he, and governor Kinuthia Mbugua, will accept defeat if beaten at the ballot by opponents.

Kericho Senator, Aaron Cheruyoit, asked leaders not to divide citizens along ethnic lines or political inclinations.

“It’s not a good picture to ask for votes by inciting others or abuse others hence they should sell their agenda in peace and respect,” said Cheruyoit.

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