DP Ruto cancels Nyamira visit amid chaos, faults police

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Deputy President William Ruto cancelled his Nyamira visit that was scheduled to take place on Thursday.

“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,” Dr. Ruto said on Twitter.

The decision comes after hours of confrontations between police and the DP’s supporters who had gathered at Kebirigo Primary School.

The DP was to lead a fundraiser for boda boda riders in in West Mugirango Constituency and women groups in Miriri Kitutu Masaba.

MPs allied to the Deputy President accused Interior CS Fred Matiang’i of sabotaging the visit.

They include Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango), Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango) and Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango).

Four days ago, police officers lobbed tear gas outside the AIPCA Kenol Church where DP Ruto was attending another fundraising event.