Communications Authority of Kenya Director-General Ezra Chiloba was forced to flee on Wednesday, March 15, after a group of rowdy youths disrupted his press briefing.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, sources in Kisumu privy to the matter indicated that rowdy youths stormed the event, minutes after Chiloba started addressing the press.
This prompted former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO to cut short his event and dash to his vehicle.
The CA boss was officiating a High-Level Roundtable event which marked World Consumer Rights Day at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Sports Complex.
Our source also revealed that the youths stormed the catering centre and took away all the food meant for organisers and guests.
The youth were protesting the high cost of living in readiness for the Monday, March 20, mass action called by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
Armed with placards and chanting, the rowdy youth poured into the streets of Kisumu. One of the protestors rallied the crowd to prepare for the Monday, March 20, protests.
"We owe no one an apology. We have a right to picket and therefore we say, Ruto must go. On Monday, March 20, all of us are going to Nairobi and going to tell Ruto to get out of State House," he stated.
Other demonstrators bayed for the blood of ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo who was to be the event's chief guest.
Leaders from Kisumu County had affirmed that they would hold protests on Wednesday and Friday in honour of Raila's call for mass action.
Led by Deputy Governor Mathew Owili, they noted that they would traverse the county from 10:00 am.
During a political rally held on Tuesday, March 13, in Siaya County, Raila declared Monday, March 20, a public holiday to allow his supporters to participate in the protests.
"We do not want any kind of violence or bloodshed. It is going to be peaceful. We are only doing this because it is the only alternative that we have.
"In the name of Azimio one Kenya Alliance, we declare that Monday, March 20 will be a public holiday," Raila stated.