Ndindi Nyoro Chased Away from Kiambaa Rally

  • Police officers along Kangundo Road in Nairobi where a protest erupted on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
    Police officers along Kangundo Road in Nairobi where a protest erupted on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
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  • Sunday, July 11: Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro was chased away from a rally in Kiambaa constituency after he ran into a pro-Jubilee crowd.

    The MP was trying to intervene after the United Democratic Alliance (UDA's) planned meeting at Karuri Primary school was cancelled by police.

    In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the crowd heckled the MP as they chanted for the ruling party. A section of them also ushered Nyoro to leave the scene. 

    Nyoro, tried to calm the crowd but efforts were futile. Hence, the MP was forced to leave the rally after the enraged crowd continued chanting.
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    Police officers based in Kiambu County have cancelled both rallies belonging to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Jubilee party scheduled to be held at Karuri Primary school.

    Kiambu Deputy County Commander Ali Nuno affirmed that two rival events couldn't take place at one venue.

    Nuno also cited security reasons as another factor for the cancellation of both rallies.

    Murang'a Senator Irung'u Kang'ata, a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto, alluded to the incident citing that UDA had booked the venue in advance. 

    Campaigns by UDA part in Machakos on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
    Campaigns by UDA team in Machakos on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
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    The two rallies were aimed at ramping up support for their candidates in the hotly contested Kiambaa and Muguga by-elections slated for Thursday, July 15.

    The Kiambaa by-elections will see a face-off between Jubilee's Kariri Njama and UDA's John Njuguna while in Muguga there will be a clash between Jubilee's Githinji Mung'ara and UDA's Kamau Thumbi.

    According to many politicians and pundits, the two by-elections will be a litmus test for the 2022 General elections where both parties will expect to field candidates in different fields.

    The recently held by-elections gave the country a glimpse of next year's General elections. In the Bonchari by-elections, ODM scooped the victory with their candidate Pavel Oimeke beating both Jubilee's Zebedeo Opore and UDA's Teresa Bitutu. 

    However, in Rurii ward by-elections, UDA's Francis Muraya emerged victorious against Jubilee's Peter Thinji.

    In Juja by-elections, George Koimburi of the Peoples Empowerment Party (PEP), under Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, defeated Jubilee's Susan Waititu.

    Both UDA and Jubilee are set to front candidates as the General elections draw closer. The DP is heavily touted to vie for the Presidency using the UDA outfit.

    Jubilee, on the other hand, is linked to a coalition with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party- a bid that is seen to seal off the 2018 handshake agreement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya on November 19 2019 during the launched of BBI report.
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