A church fundraiser turned chaotic after supporters of Kiminini Member of Parliament, Chris Wamalwa, turned against Rift Valley Regional Commander, George Natembeya.
The Rift Valley security boss challenged the MP to produce his National Identification (ID) card, indirectly claiming that the MP was likely not a native of Trans Nzoia.
Natembeya told off the MP stating that he is from Naitiri area, Trans Nzoia County and he was born and brought up in the region which makes him a true son of the county.
He questioned where MP Wamalwa hails from and challenged him to produce his ID card so that they can verify his background and origin. But his remarks were met with jeers from the crowd.Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya addresses the press in his office on July 16, 2018.Daily Nation
Church elders tried to intervene by holding a conversation with the Rift Valley boss after his comments upset a section of the crowd. Natembeya doubled down after the crowd turned against him.
The church elders had to calm down the congregation and urged the faithful to be patient as the matter was being handled.
After the chaos and a short disruption, Natembeya went on with his speech and promised to build hospitals, schools and improve infrastructure in Trans Nzoia County should he ascend to the position of the Governor.
Natembeya had riled up the crowd when he claimed that Wamalwa only has 10 years of experience compared to his 25 years in civil service, arguing that the MP would not make a good leader for the county.
The Rift Valley Regional Commander also threw jabs at educated aspirants who are teaming up with "illiterate" politicians yet they want to lead people.
Natembeya was also booed after he claimed that Wamalwa should vie for the position of the Member of County Assembly (MCA) after leaving the National Assembly.
Defence Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, endorsed Natembeya and described him as the perfect candidate capable of clinching the seat.
Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) on Sunday, January 2, unveiled Natembeya as its gubernatorial candidate in the coming elections.
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