KTN’s reporter Emmanuel Too found himself in the middle of a dramatic confrontation between Murang’a County Senator Irungu Kang’ata, and the Kiambu County Commissioner Ali Nuno, and a police team led by their boss. Too had to cut short the live recording, fearing for destruction of his property, and injuries arising from the chaotic melee that spilled over following a misunderstanding from both sides concerning the proceedings of the day.
The chaotic face-off was occasioned by what Irungu Kang’ata termed to be unfair treatment after the police reportedly blocked the tanga tanga wing of Jubilee from holding a sports tournament which was supposed to be done in honour of their candidate, who also happens to be the United Democratic Alliance party candidate, John Njuguna Wanjiku.
Speaking to KTN, the county boss outlined his reasons for blocking the tournament, and declared that they were doing so for the sake of law and order.
However, when the Murang’a senator was invited to speak, he shot off in an impassioned address that seemed to charge up the gathering crowds.
He lambasted the police for what he termed as unfair treatment, declaring that such tactics were the very same ones which that particular police boss had carried out in Juja, and just like they hadn’t worked there, they weren’t going to work in Kiambaa too.
As temperatures began to rise, there appeared to be an abrupt push and shove in the middle of Kang’ata’s speech. Seeing a danger of things not only spilling over, but also of damage to personnel and property, Emmanuel Too took the unexpected step of unceremoniously ending the interview, with all but grabbing the microphone from Irungu Kang’ata.
Jubilee has been engaged in a fierce campaign against UDA for the parliamentary seat of Kiambaa constituency which was occasioned by the death of former area MP Paul Koinange.
Jubilee is fronting Njama Wainaina Karanja Kariri, while UDA, which largely comprises of Jubilee rebel MPs is campaining for John Njuguna Wanjiku.
The by-election is slated for 15th of this month.