Deputy President William Ruto’s allies on Monday, April 5, 2021 were ejected from a hotel in Lavington, Nairobi County by police officers for allegedly breaking the Covid-19 protocols.
Reports indicate that the Tangatanga Members of Parliament had planned to address the nation over the high debt and the lockdown of the five Counties.
Former State House Operative Dennis Itumbi has issued out a statement complaining that their planned meeting was cancelled despite a notice that they had given to the police.
Itumbi maintained that the planned nation address would be held at the roadside.
“The police stopped the press conference by MPs from the Disease Infected Zone (DIZ) initially scheduled to take place at The Social House, Lavington Nairobi.
“MPs and the media were ejected from the hotel. The survival and livelihood issues are a high priority – we will roll out the presser at the roadside,” Itumbi stated.
This comes barely days after a section of Kenyans had raised concerns regarding the high debt crisis after the government borrowed another Ksh. 255 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raising the Kenya’s debt to Ksh. 7.06 Trillion.
They had also protested over the Covid-19 directives issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta, locking down five counties namely; Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kajiado and Kiambu following the rapid increase in new Covid-19 infections and deaths in the country.