KANU, Jubilee clash over campaign venue
Police have lobbed teargas to disperse crowds at Uhuru gardens, Kericho after a standoff between the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and Jubilee over the use of the venue for their campaigns.
The KANU team lead by Nick Salat and Alfred Keter were insisting on using the venue claiming they had booked the venue ahead of Jubilee.
The Jubilee team said it had booked the venue to campaign for Aaron Cheruiyot.
The Kericho OCPD and anti-riot police cordoned off the grounds and denied the KANU team an opportunity to set up a dais and tents.
The KANU team has also booked the Kericho green stadium for its final campaign rally for Paul Sang.
The curtains come down on the Kericho Senate contest Saturday with the Jubilee party and KANU combing various villages in search of votes for their respective candidates.
On Friday, both KANU and Jubilee held more than ten rallies each in a bid to woo as many voters as possible as the campaigns hit fever pitch.
The Monday’s by-elections are seen as Deputy President William Ruto’s litmus test of his dominance in the vote rich Rift Valley region.
On the other hand, the Jubilee rebels are out to prove that the DP has lost command of the region.
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