Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama disappeared into thin air at the Terrace Villa resort in Nyali Constituency.
The chairman of UDA was allegedly tipped on a plan by police to disrupt grassroots mobilization meeting held by the party.
Muthama quietly left the resort while UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina was speaking, and minutes after, a group of police officers arrived.
The police officers put an end to the meeting that comprised of aspirants and supporters of UDA party from the 6 Coastal Counties.
According to the Star newspaper, all the attendants were immediately ordered to vacate the premises, but residents insisted on eating the available food first.
This is the third UDA meeting that has been disrupted by police officers this week.
On Monday, May 31, a similar meeting held at a Meru hotel was disrupted by police officers in the presence of UDA Secretary-general Veronica Maina.
The police officers said UDA did not have a permit to hold the meeting, and was not in adherence to the Ministry of health protocols on social gatherings.
Through a press statement, UDA said that the law enforcement officers were not democratic in their operations.
“Police, totally unprovoked, invaded a meeting bringing together aspirants from eight counties convened by the party secretariat and lobbed teargas as well as live bullets,” read a statement from Veronica Maina.
“Today’s action is part of a continuing trend by the police to harass UDA and its supporters as witnessed recently during the by-elections in Bonchari constituency and Rurii-ward in Nyadarua. We strongly condemn the unlawful disruption of a regular UDA meeting,” she added.
On the same day, police officers had disrupted another UDA meeting in Aldai, Nandi County.