- William Ruto Twitter
Chaos erupted in Busia after a section of residents barricaded roads to block Deputy President William Ruto's motorcade.
A group of young people opposing DP Ruto's presidency blocked the roads with stones, chanting anti-Ruto slogans.
The Deputy President, who is in Busia to popularise his 2022 presidential bid, did not shy away from addressing the issue, accusing his political rivals of orchestrating and using young people to cause chaos.
The DP shamed the politicians for paying youth to cause the violence and warned that his government will not allow bureaucrats to use young people, but rather he will create job opportunities for them.DP William Ruto in Busia on Saturday, October 23, 2021.William Ruto Twitter
He also urged the youth to avoid being used by politicians for their own gain and promised them that he will change the country if he is elected President in 2022.
Reports indicated that following the chaos in Busia, the DP scaled down his political engagements in the area.
"We will remove these people who are asking the youth to carry stones. We want to tell those people who are using the young people of our nation, shame on you. The characters who are paying children of other citizens to cause violence, shame on you," DP Ruto remarked.
During the chaos, several vehicles were reportedly destroyed.
Reports indicated that the anti-riot police intervened to pacify the situation at Korinda area along the busy Busia - Kakamega Highway.
Drivers plying the route found themselves in the middle of the chaos, with some of their vehicles becoming collateral damage.
This is not the first time a presidential aspirant's motorcade has been attacked by their rival's supporters. ODM Presidential aspirant, Jimi Wanjigi, was also pelted with stones in Migori County on Friday, September 17, 2021.
Videos seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed Wanjigi ducking as some people in the crowd hurled stones at him.
The ODM politician, who is challenging Raila Odinga for the party presidential ticket, was forced to cut short his speech and speed out of Migori town on day two of his Nyanza tour.
NCIC called on politicians to reign in on their supporters and warned against intolerance noting that all politicians are free to campaign in any part of the country without feeling insecure.violence
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