August 9

Sibling rivalry plays out in Ruto’s camp as Wamuchomba chases Kuria from her rally

Friday, July 29th, 2022 21:02 | By
Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba PHOTO/Courtesy

Sibling rivalry played out again in Deputy President William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza camp after Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba and Gatundu South MP were embroiled in an ugly altercation at a rally in Kiambu county.

The confrontation came to light after a video of a seemingly angry Wamuchomba chasing Moses Kuria from her meeting emerged online.

Gathoni Wamuchomba
Gathoni Wamuchomba addresses her supporters at a rally in Kiambu county PHOTO/Gathoni Wa Muchomba/Facebook

In the video, the infuriated woman representative is heard wishing her Gatundu South counterpart away in front of her supporters.

"Don't disrupt my meeting and I am a woman I will not be harassed by men. This is my meeting and if you want to hold your meeting mobilize your supporters and address them," she said.

Moments after the video went viral, Kuria took to his Facebook account to accuse the UDA candidate of humiliating him at a Kenya Kwanza event.

"Gathoni wa Muchomba and UDA, for chasing me from a Kenya Kwanza meeting, I forgive you. FYI we will win the Presidential election but not yet," he posted.

On her side, Wamuchomba maintained that the meeting was solely a UDA affair and that the Chama Cha Kazi party leader was out of order to attend and demand a chance to address her gathering.

Wamuchomba writes to IEBC

The legislator has since escalated the issue and written to IEBC, demanding action against the outspoken Kiambu gubernatorial candidate.

In the letter addressed to Kiambu County's returning officer, Wamuchomba claimed that Moses Kuria stormed her meeting and demanded to address her supporters.

"Honourable Moses Kuria forcefully stormed my meeting and demanded to address the gathering creating scuffles and disrupting the meeting. He was accompanied by his party aspirants and other independent candidates.

"The police tried to calm the meeting but Hon. Moses Kuria was disrespectful and violent. This is an electoral offense and I request your quick interventions according to the law. As a woman candidate I seek protection during my meetings," the letter read in part.

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