Ruto-Allied MPs Teargassed During Strategy Meeting [PHOTOS]

  • DP William Ruto speaking during a meeting withs with faith-based leaders in Mombasa County on august 29, 2020.
    DP William Ruto speaking during a meeting with faith-based leaders in Mombasa County on August 29, 2020.
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  • A section of MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto were on Friday, September 11, ambushed by police as they held a meeting in Kitui South Constituency.

    The legislators from the Ukambani region had gathered at Mathima Market in Mutha ward mobilising residents for an alleged visit by the DP.

    The leaders present were Victor Munyaka (Machakos town), Fabian Kyule (Kangundo), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala) and Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East).

    Police lobbed teargas to disperse a section of MPs allied to DP President William Ruto on September 11, 2020.
    Police lobbed teargas to disperse a section of MPs allied to DP William Ruto on September 11, 2020.
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    The leaders engaged the police in bitter altercations in Mutomo, Kitui south after being blocked from addressing the residents at the centre.

    The police lobbed teargas at the crowd gathered dispersing those present.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Mwala MP condemned the action by police as he vowed to continue with the onslaught despite the intimidation from the government.

    "We have seen double standards by police today. We have seen other leaders bringing in huge crowds but they do not get teargassed but our small meeting with less than 20 people caused so much trouble that they had to unleash the arsenal on us," he stated.

    Musyoka has been vocal over their support for the Deputy President in the upcoming 2022 presidential race. 

    The MPs from Ukambani after police disrupted their meeting at Mathima Market in Kitui South Constituency on September 11, 2020.
    The MPs from Ukambani after police disrupted their meeting at Mathima Market in Kitui South Constituency on September 11, 2020.
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    “We want to declare here that we are firmly behind Ruto in his journey to 2022 Presidency and tell those who want to have the constitution changed to block his bid that they will not succeed,”  Musyoka stated in a previous event.

    The incident comes a day after protests broke out in Kisii town ahead of a planned visit by the Deputy President.

    Police dispersed a group of MPs who had gathered at Mathima Market in Kitui South Constituency on September 11, 2020.
    Police dispersed a group of MPs who had gathered at Mathima Market in Kitui South Constituency on September 11, 2020.
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    A group of youth against the DP barricaded roads in the town, where Ruto was scheduled to meet a section of boda boda riders.

    Police engaged them in running battles as the group clashed with those allied to the deputy president. 

    Police dispersed a group of MPs who had gathered at Mathima Market in Kitui South Constituency on September 11, 2020.
    Police dispersed a group of MPs who had gathered at Mathima Market in Kitui South Constituency on September 11, 2020.
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    The DP, however still managed to carry out his rally in the town as thousands flocked the streets to receive him. 

    "They said I wouldn't come but here I am. Raise your hands to show them that I have arrived. Those who have been plotting to cause chaos should know that we are not fools.

    The deputy president also welcomed Kisii County ODM Chair Samuel Omwando who has ditched the opposition party to join Ruto.