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Kalonzo Musyoka’s Ukambani tour turns chaotic

by Amos Khaemba

The first rally after the ‘earthquake’ by Kalonzo Musyoka in the Ukambani region turned chaotic as supremacy battles amongst local lawmakers took center stage.

The rally which was held at Kitui stadium was full of crowd disturbance as supporters of Senator Enoch Wambua and Mwingi Central MP Mulyungi clashed.

At first, Kalonzo Musyoka and his guests arrived to find the stadium half empty as locals who anticipated the commotion chose to remain outside.

Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu, who was the host and MC, pleaded with the crowd to join the leaders inside the stadium but the crowd could hear none of his pleas.

The Kitui Central lawmaker pleaded with the troublemakers telling them that the fights paint a bad picture of Kalonzo, Kitui being his home county.

“I humbly urge our young people not to be used to spoil our meeting. We are in Kitui county, the home of our party leader,” Makali pleaded as heckling intensified.

MP Mulyungi was forced to cut short his speech when rival gangs began fighting, causing a stampede.

Anti-riots police officers who were called in to restore calm in the stadium arrested several people suspected to have been hired to cause trouble at the Musyoka’s rally.

The Wiper leader was forced to take over the program and invite his guest to address the crowd.

Kalonzo was accompanied by KANU leader Gideon Moi, businessman Jimmy Wanjigi and former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo.

The leaders used the occasion to assure the Ukambani region that Musyoka’s second attempt at the presidency was still on course even after Musalia Mudavadi of ANC and Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya joined William Ruto.

In his speech, Kalonzo assured the residents that his presidential bid was a life and he will not sacrifice it in favor of others.

“We are in this race to the end. We are determined to win the presidential contest and offer better leadership,” the Wiper leader said.

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