Matiang’i, Kibicho are squarely responsible for Jacaranda chaos – Moses Wetangula
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula now claims that Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and PS Karanja Kibicho are to blame for the violence witnessed at the Jacaranda grounds ahead of Kenya Kwanza's rally.
Wetangula argued that the State must ensure every Kenyan is safe, especially during the electioneering period. The lawmaker reacted to an earlier attack on Ruto's entourage as it made its way to the grounds.
"We came here (Jacaranda Grounds) to campaign peacefully, but we have to publicly state what has happened. The responsibility for the security of every Kenyan rests with the State. We hold squarely responsible…the minister for Internal security and his PS Karanja Kibicho. The government has to ensure that during the electioneering period, there is no violence as witnessed today."
"I want to tell our competitor Raila Odinga that he can use youths to throw stones. You can also block us from holding a rally in Jacaranda, but you will not block Kenyans from exercising their rights on August 9th," he added.
Ruto’s entourage stoned in Jacaranda
Deputy President William Ruto's entourage was pelted with stones as it made its way into Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi East Constituency, Nairobi.
The DP, his running mate Rigathi Gachagua and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, who were waving to their supporters atop their cars, were forced to take cover as police officers dispersed the stone-throwing group.
The presidential hopeful braved the chaos and addressed his supporters at the Jacaranda grounds. He blamed the violence that was meted out on him on their rivals.
Ruto accused Azimio's presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga and Embakasi East MP Babu Owino of sanctioning the chaos.
"Today, we have gathered here for a Kenya Kwanza rally. I want to appreciate our supporters for shunning threats and attempts to block our meeting. We are here because the onus of changing this country is on us. Our opponents attempted to block us from meeting here because they have realized we will defeat them."
"I want to tell our friends in the Azimio coalition that they have only 50 days to continue using youths to cause violence. After the 50 days have elapsed, the youths will no longer be available to disrupt political rallies," he added.