Deputy President William Ruto was forced to terminate his speech in Kerugoya town, Kirinyaga county on Friday after a section of youth started heckling him.
DP Ruto had gone to commission two construction projects on the invitation of the county boss Anne Mumbi Waiguru.
Trouble, however, began when Ruto was introducing leaders present in his entourage that included Gichugu MP Robert Gichimu, Senator Charles Kibiru and Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege.
[caption caption="DP Ruto consulting with Governor Waiguru and CS Macharia"][/caption]
At the mention of Governor Waiguru's name, the youth attending the meeting began booing and chanting slogans against her.
This was in sharp contrast to the applaud that Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Wangui Ngirici had received from the crowd.
A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed the youth chanting in preference of former Governor Joseph Ndathi over the incumbent who is brawled in a court battle with her main challenger in the last election Martha Karua.
At one interval, they started chanting "Mwizi! Mwizi! (thief! thief!)" to which Waiguru's supporters retorted with her signature nickname "Minji! Minji!"
DP Ruto pleaded with the region's leaders to ensure unity as they embarked on serving the electorate and fulfilling their campaign promises.
“All Kirinyaga leaders are members of Jubilee. We should not be fighting, rather we should focus on delivering to the people what we promised them. It is time to work and not play politics,” DP Ruto had stated earlier on.
[caption caption="DP Ruto launching a project in Murang'a"][/caption]
He, however, declined to disclose his possible 2022 presidential election running mate stating: “I know 2022 is a weighty issue but we will know when that time comes."
Here is the video:
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