Fresh details have emerged on why police officers lobbed teargas to halt the Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting at Malava hosted by the area Member of Parliament Malulu Injendi where he was expected to address the area leaders and residents.
Responding to the MP’s query why they lobbied teargas on them, one of the police officers who executed the operation said the meeting had more than 15 people which is against the government’s directives to curb the spread of coronavirus novel prompting the police to use teargas to diapers the crowd.
“Another problem you are more than 15 people here, now we don’t want many people here,” One of the officers stated.
This caught the leaders unaware with the Mumias MP Benjamin Washiali who graced the occasion blaming the police for throwing teargas at them stating that they were only four Member of Parliament.
The MP further told the police that they should always follow the law as it stipulates blaming the police for their actions.
“You are sending us away, What does the law stipulate? My brother even the way you are saying, even you my brother[Officer] you should respect your self so that we can also respect you, ” the MP asserted.