Police on Friday October 9, 2020 disrupted a meeting that had been organized by Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in Msambweni.
The meeting that aimed at rallying supporters behind Msambweni by-election Independent Candidate Feisal Bader, was to be attended by former Senators; Johnson Muthama, Hassan Omar, Boni Khalwale, and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa.
Khalwale had earlier on tweeted saying that they were heading to Msambweni to hit the ground running for DP Ruto’s preferred candidate.
Reports alleged that a contingent of police officers barricaded roads leading to the venue of their pallned meeting.
The DP Ruto allies were set to discuss ways they would use to beat Raila Odinga’s ODM candidate, Omar Boga.
“Police mounted roadblocks and blocked Faisal Abdalla Bader former Senators; Johnson Muthama, Hassan Omar, Boni Khalwale, and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa from meeting at the venue,” Soy MP and Jubilee Deputy Secretary-General Caleb Kositany tweeted.
Khalwale, Omar, Muthama and Ichungwah are set to lead campaigns for Feisal as Mombasa governor Hassan Ali Joho leads the campaigns for ODM Boga who won the party’s nomination as Odinga’s team sets out to reclaim the seat in the December 15 by-elections.
Jubilee Party declined to field a candidate owing to the handshake between Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, forcing DP Ruto to declare his support for Feisal.
The seat was declared vacant after MP Suleiman Dori succumbed to cancer in March 2020.