Kisumu Bus Park was Wednesday thrown into disarray as residents resisted the erection of a billboard at the centre of the town.
The billboard with Jubilee Party victory message was burnt down by the irate protestors.
The protestors set the banner on fire before the police lobbed teargas canisters to disperse them as they had blocked Kisumu-Nairobi Road.
Motorists had to divert other alternative routes after the crowd became hostile, chanting ‘Uhuru must go’ and ‘No Raila no peace’.
“We are still hurt, they should wait for the case to be determined first before he is congratulated. All they are doing is provoking us,” said a resident, Mr Zablon Awil
Mr John Oketch, another resident said the billboard was meant to provoke National Super Alliance supporters as they await the hearing and ruling of the Supreme Court on an election petition filed by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
“There is a case challenging (President) Uhuru’s win in court, why is his banner being placed here yet this region is yet to heal from a denied victory,” said Mr Oketch.
Mr Oketch said it was illegal for the banner to be put up while the electoral agency had ordered all campaign material to be pulled down.