Alleged supporters(allegedly hired by a Jubilee politician) of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale clashed outside Milimani law courts on Friday.
Police lobbed teargas canisters and shot in the air to disperse them, following an exchange of words after the proceedings ended, a witness said.
The court re-issued temporary orders restraining Khalwale from making utterances linking Kidero to the Mumias Sugar Company’s financial woes.
The senator was forced to hide in a public toilet on Thursday, when rowdy youths, said to be Kidero’s supporters, threatened to rough him up.
Chanting slogans in the governor’s support, the youths attempted to attack Khalwalwe, who accused Kidero of having been the “prefect of thieves” at Mumias Sugar.
Kidero, the former managing director of Mumias, obtained the restraining order two weeks ago, saying the “malicious” comments by Khalwale were “preconceived, calculated and unjustified”.
Through his lawyer on June 26, he said the allegations were untrue and have tarnished his image, and asked Khalwale to admit liability and apologise.
Khalwale refused to apologise saying the governor must account for and return public money.
He said a KPMG audit report implicated Kidero in the collapse of the miller.