A section of angry youths in Kapenguria, West Pokot County have burnt a wheelbarrow that is a symbol of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ahead of defacto party leader William Ruto’s visit to the Rift Valley region on Saturday.

The development comes after West Pokot Governor Longanyapuo defected to Raila Odinga’s political movement dubbed Azimiao La Umoja.

In a viral video on social media, the Kapenguria youths are heard saying “UDA kwisha…” It is worth noting that Kapengurria is the headquarters of West Pokot county.

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UDA’s Deputy President William Ruto During his rally in Vihiga County on Thursday 6th January. PHOTO: William Ruto/Twitter

United Democratic Alliance [UDA] whose symbol is a wheelbarrow has erected the one-wheel machine in a majority of counties across the country, particularly where it has a huge following.

This comes a few months after three wheelbarrows that had been hoisted in Kabarnet town were stolen. Kabarnet is in Baringo county, home to KANU boss Gideon Moi, a sworn political enemy of the deputy president.

It was said that UDA Supporters had bought the wheelbarrows and hoisted in the middle of Kabarnet town to show their loyalty to the party only for them to be stolen at night with Ruto supporters pointing an accusing finger and Gideon Moi’s supporters.

“I have a feeling KANU supporters may have had a hand in this incident because this region has for long supported the party. If it’s them, then that’s wrong,” said one UDA supporter.