Armed GSU officers swung into action to disperse crowds which had gathered in Nyamira County to receive Deputy President William Ruto.
Reports reaching us this afternoon of Thursday October 8th indicated that police lobbied teargas at the surging crowds ahead of DP’s landing in their efforts to enforce recent guidelines and requirements for anyone to hold public meetings.
The Standard Digital reported that it started at Kabiringo Primary School in West Mugirango Constituency early morning when hundreds of anti-riot police including GSU officers were deployed at the venue.
By the time this was happening, Ruto was being expected to conduct a funds drive for bodaboda and Tuktuk operators.
Further reports indicated that County Commissioner Amos Mariba cancelled the meeting scheduled at Kebirigo and Miriri Secondary in Kitutu Masaba, respectively.
Host who is the Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose condemned the brutal force used by police against the peaceful youths saying, the fundraiser was going to help them economically.
He wondered why the government would interfere with a generous move from the DP to help the poor in the society when other leaders were busy holding their political rallies elsewhere in peace.
“Political rallies were stopped, but you cannot stop a president’s meeting and you cannot stop deputy president’s meeting,” he said.
Police who were acting on orders, ejected everybody who was at the venue including musicians who had already mounted their instruments ready to entertain the second in command.
But even as this was going on, Raila Amollo Odinga was meeting Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party women elsewhere in a meeting that went on peacefully.
He seized the opportunity to warn women and youths against being lured into slaughter house by the DP who has never championed for any reform in the country. Video–