Kalonzo blames police for Makueni rally disruption

Kalonzo has blamed police officers for the aborted Kilome rally
Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka addressing a past rally. [Photo/Courtesy]

Wiper Democratic Movement leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, has called for an investigation into an aborted rally at Kilome in Makueni County.

Kalonzo claimed that the disruption, which resulted in the abandonment of the rally, was premeditated and protected by the police and local administration.

He stated that he had instructed Mombasa Senator Omar Hassan and Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama to take up the issue as soon as possible and push for justice.

The CORD co-principal said the party would institute an official complaint with Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett against those who disrupted a meeting, and call for their arrest, saying their freedom to assemble had been violated.

The rally, which was to be addressed by party leader Kalonzo Musyoka last week, aborted after rowdy youth chanting pro-Alfred Mutua slogans stormed the venue moments before its commencement.

The tents were quickly brought down and chairs removed by the youth, forcing the Wiper convoy to cancel the rally and proceed to areas where they had other scheduled public meetings.

The disruption points to a growing rift in Ukambani’s political sphere, an area that had been known to be pro-Kalonzo.

There has been unrest within political circles in the region, which were heightened by the launch of Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua last month.

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