Things graduate from bad to worse for the Tanga Tanga allied leaders in Msambweni Constituency, as confrontation ensues with the police officers manning the grounds.
There was heavy police presence on the grounds, but it was not clear from the beginning whether they were to provide security or not.
The leaders were blocked from accessing their planned venue by the police officers on claims that they were planning to have a meeting there against the law.
Sources privy to the meeting indicate that police officers had barricaded the in-roads leading to the ground that was to host the leaders.
“Police mounted roadblocks and blocked Faisal Abdalla Bader former Senators; Johnson Muthama, Hassan Omar, Boni Khalwale, and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa from meeting at the venue,” Soy MP and Jubilee Deputy Secretary-General Caleb Kositany tweeted
The meeting was to chat the way forward and drum support on how to beat Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Party candidate in the Msambweni by-elections.
DP Ruto had defiantly fronted a one Feisal Mohammed as a candidate through an independent party to battle out the Msambeni seat with ODM’s Omar Boga following the death of Suleiman Dori.
Jubilee resorted not to field a candidate in the race following a handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, in a move that did not auger well with Deputy President William Ruto.
This came barely hours after Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting of Nyamira was disrupted by police officers who teargassed his supporters.
The second in command has constantly been accused of engaging in earlier, violent, and divisive politics by opponents with the latest witnessed on Sunday in Murang’a where two people died.