Deputy President William Ruto has aired out his concern after police on Thursday October 8, 2020 disrupted his planned tour of Nyamira County.
The second in command was scheduled to tour the ODM leader Raila Odinga’s backyard for two different fund drives to support boda boda saccos and the church in the region.
However, police lobbed tear gas at crowds that had started forming in Nyamira County ahead of the DP’s vist.
Earlier, tension was rife at Kebirigo Primary School in West Mugirango Constituency, Nyamira County, this morning with anti-riot police at the venue where DP Ruto was to hold the fund drive for boda boda riders.
Reports indicate that Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba had cancelled the DP’s planned meetings that were to be held at Kebirigo and Miriri Secondary in Kitutu Masaba.
The DP in response has condemned the move, saying that it was unnecessary for the police to disperse Kenyans who had engaged in an economic empowerment.
The DP however noted that the meetings had been postponed to Thursday next week, had consultations with area MPs that were to host him.
“After consultations with MPs Kemosi, Mose,Nyamoko, the bodaboda sacco and church leadership who had invited us, we have postponed the two functions in Nyamira County to Thursday next week. The disruptive dispersal by police of kenyans engaged in economic empowerment is unnecessary,” DP Ruto tweeted.
West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi, North Mugirango legislator Joash Nyamoko and his Kitutu Masaba counterpart Shadrack Mose had earlier own said that the meeting was well planned and they had not received any communication halting it.
Kitutu Masaba MP criticized the move saying the fund drive would have helped the youth in the county.