Supporters of Governor Mwangi, Jamleck Kamau engage in fist fight

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Supporters of Mwangi wa Iria and Kamau have also clashed in the past

There was drama during the launch of Youth Jubilee Murang’a chapter when supporters of Governor Mwangi wa Iria and Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau engaged in a fist fight.

There was tension in early stages of the function as the two groups engaged in a shouting match which escalated into a physical confrontation, prompting police officers to intervene.

This is the fifth time the supporters of the two leaders, who are both vying for the governorship post, have clashed in public.

While Kamau is making his first attempt for the position, Governor Iria is looking to defend the seat he won in 2013 elections.

Supporters of Mwangi wa Iria had earlier blocked the road leading to Murang’a town to prevent Mr Kamau from attending the function.

They road was however opened after police intervened and dispersed the supporters.

The youth then regrouped and followed their leaders to the venue, where they disrupted the function for about 30 minutes.

They allowed the meeting to continue after they realised that Kamau was not in attendance.

The organisers of much awaited Young Jubilee Murang’a Chapter launch were at the same time forced to change the meeting to Mother’s Union hall after they were denied access to Ihura stadium, where the forum was expected to take place.

Later, the event took place under relative calm, with speakers condemning the earlier disruptions. Local leaders urged youth to be level-headed, warning them to be wary of selfish politicians who were out to use them to create chaos.

The youth were also urged to support youthful candidates in the 2017 General Election.

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Story By Dennis Nduhiu
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