The crowd started chanting songs in praise of the National Super Alliance (NASA). They vowed that DP Ruto and Lusaka will not address them saying they had swindled public funds. The commotion lasted for about 30 minutes but calm was later restored. The angry residents of Bungoma town vented their frustrations by burning Jubilee T-shirt.
Mr Ruto had to change the route and was forced to use the Mateka-Kanduyi road to link to the Malaba-Webuye highway before later addressing a rally in Webuye, several kilometres from Bungoma town.
“This is Nasa and Cord zone…we have suffered a lot in the last five years and we don’t want more miseries,” one of the youths said as a crowd set ablaze Jubilee-branded T-shirts.
The security team was overpowered by the youths, who at one point attempted to set on fire billboards bearing images of the Jubilee Party.
Governor Lusaka confirmed the incident saying,” We did not get to Bungoma, we used Mateka route to Kanduyi, we were chased.”