Infighting among Mt. Kenya politicians almost scuttled a prayer rally organized to show solidarity with DP William Ruto and also seek divine intervention in Ruiru town, Kiambu County.
The Kiambu meeting became the hotbed of scuffles as various politicians measured their strength with the electorates. Things got out of hand when Kiambu Governor William Kabogo supporters approached the dais to eject newly elected Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.
Supporters of the two leaders interrupted the rally engaging each other in a shouting match.
Trouble started when Senate majority leader Kindiki Kithure invited Kabogo to address the gathering. Waititu’s supporters started chanting Baba Yao, a popular phrase associated with Waititu.
Kabogo had to cut his address short and invited Waitutu to instead address the prayer rally. It was Waititu’s turn to be shouted down by supporters allied to Kabogo, forcing him to also cut his address short.
Waitut who had earlier shaken Kabogoâ€™s hand and even hugged him, however said those fighting because of him and Kabogo were fools and their differences were only political.
It took the intervention of Kindiki for the opposing supporters to quiet down and let the rally continue.
After Waititu gave the microphone to Kithure he sat next to Kabogo at the dais and the two chatted animatedly.
It is then that two young men ran to the dais one holding a flag which he gave Kabogo.
The situation then turned chaotic as aides of the two and uniformed policemen started to push the youths away from the dais.
The chaos were condemned by leaders at the prayer meeting who blamed the two politicians for turning the prayer meeting into a political rally.
Waititu has indicated he will challenge Kabogo in the next elections.
Today I was in Ruiru stadium, i want to affirm here that ground iko Sawa.
The residents came in masses, we prayed like never before (Those people loves Ruto like seriously).
Kabogo-Waititu politics as expected came to play, in my own observation Waititu had go popular majority support, Kabogo knew this he came with his “boys”.
Immediately Waititu finished his speech “karibu washikane na Kabogo” had it not been for Keter & Kithure.
Hehehehe what made my evening ni ngumi ya my friend Moses Kuria, Hehehehe Jamani kuna mtu alipatikana!.
Another observation Alice Ngaga and Ichung’wa are pro Baba Yao.
Kiambu kuna mambo 2017.
Here is how an eyewitness Kiborek Reuben captured the events
Rift Valley politicians took the role of peacemakers, with many complaining too much infighting reduced the prayer event in a local supremacy battle event.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, several Kalenjin MPs and MCAs attended the event.