Six MPs allies to William Ruto had to run for their dear lives after police broke up their meeting. Some ran and hid in a nearby maize plantation. The leaders had gathered at Malulu Injendi’s home to discuss development in Western
Police in Kakamega on Saturday teargassed six MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto in Malava Constituency.
The MPs Didymus Barasa, Ben Washiali, Ferdinand Wanyonyi, Justus Murunga, and Mwambu Nabonga had gathered at Malulu Injendi’s home to discuss issues affecting the region.
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The MPs took to their heel after police broke the meeting with, some taking cover in a maize plantation.
This comes barely a day after security personnel dispersed crowds during Moses Wetang’ula’s, the Ford Kenya leader meet the people tour of Bungoma county.
Police officers in Bungoma barricaded roads that Wetangula and his supporters wanted to pass and dispersed them with teargas.
Wetangula was accompanied by, Bungoma Woman Rep Catherine Wambilianga, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa, Sakwa Manasi, Wanyonyi, Mabongah, Alfred Agoi, MCAs, and local leaders.
At Mululu Injendi’s home, police ordered the MPs and members of the public who were seated intents to disperse immediately t for violating the Coronavirus protocol on gatherings.
The leaders hurled abuses at the officers and engaged them in arguments and the Malava sub-county police commander Peter Mwanzo ordered officers to teargas and disperse them
Washiali termed the police action as barbaric. “police should not throw tear at us when we are discussing matters development. We shall not succumb to intimidation” he said
Washiali complained that police had teargas then but let CS Eugene Wamalwa and Wycliffe Oparanya to distribute food to hundreds of people.
Wetang’ula said they had notified the police and condemned the harassment. He added that he is a seasoned politician who will not let Western be divided