Wiper Leader Shouted Down by Youth in Nyeri Trip [VIDEO]

  • Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka addressing mourners at in Muthetheni, Mwala sub-county on August 21, 2020.
    Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka addressing mourners at in Muthetheni, Mwala sub-county on August 21, 2020.
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  • Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka was forced to cut short his speech on Saturday, October 24, while addressing residents at a bus terminus in Nyeri.

    In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the rowdy youth heckled the former Vice President - chanting and throwing jibes at the Wiper Party leader who sought to downplay the jeers aimed at him.

    "This is democracy and I respect that. Everyone has a right to make known their opinion. There are some people who say they have no problems with any of us but do not want the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)," he stated.

    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka during an interview on May 19, 2020.
    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka during an interview on May 19, 2020.

    Kalonzo was on his final stop while on a visit to the Mt. Kenya region. On Friday, October 23, he had visited Laikipia and Nyandarua counties praising the BBI report.

    He also supported the allocation of additional funds to the counties adding that it would enhance local development.

    "If we can have five percent of the allocation to counties going to the wards, then we can have more development and resources getting to the people," Kalonzo said.

    Accompanied by Chief Administrative Secretary for Infrastructure Wavinya Ndeti, politicians Kithua Nzambi, Irene Kasalu and Kalembe Ndile, the convoy proceeded to Skuta, a residential area where they opened a new party office.

    There have been incidences where political leaders have been jeered by crowds during their speeches. Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro was forced to cut short his speech on Friday, September 25, at a burial ceremony in Murang'a.

    Nyoro's attempts to calm down the residents were futile. "Kindly let us accord respect to this family during this very trying time," Nyoro pleaded before the priest intervened and ended the ceremony prematurely.

    Suba South MP John Mbadi was also booed by mourners during the late Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori's funeral on March 9, 2020. The ODM Party Chairman was at the ceremony alongside several leaders from across the country led by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna and former Majority Leader of the National Assembly Aden Duale to bid farewell to the late MP.

    Mbadi's claim that Ruto's office was hosting criminals angered the grieving residents who heckled him and ordered that he stops mentioning the Deputy President's name. 

    Watch the video below: