Water CS Eugene Wamalwa’s political rally in Dandora area to popularize his gubernatorial bid was on Saturday disrupted after Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko stormed the event accompanied by rowdy youth.
Wamalwa, who was accompanied by former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru were forced to abruptly abandon the event and scamper for safety as the rowdy youth took over the podium.
A near fist fight broke out in the ensuing melee forcing security aides attached to the CS and other officials who had attended the event to whisk away their bosses before speeding away in their cars.
The drama points to a deep seated rivalry between candidates seeking Jubilee Party’s nomination ticket for Nairobi governor in next year’s polls.
The seat has attracted a total of four candidates affiliated to the Jubilee party.
They include Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Dagoreti South MP Dennis Waweru and TNA chairman Johnston Sakaja.
The high profile drama serves to paint a picture of a split in Jubilee over the preferred candidate for the party ticket after a meeting convened by Nairobi MPs on Friday to forge a working formula flopped.
This was after Sakaja, Waweru and Sonko snubbed it.
Only Wamalwa and Wanjiru attended the meeting.
The MPs were seeking to reach an agreement to consolidate support for one candidate who will face off with Governor Evans Kidero in the August 2017 polls.
It is however quite clear that the two rival groups are pulling in opposite directions, each determined to counter their rivals for the Jubilee ticket.
This especially after Sonko, Sakaja and Waweru met on Friday afternoon at Serena Hotel and pledged to join forces , hours after skipping the meeting convened by the MPs at Norfolk Hotel.