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What caused chaos at Ruto’s event in Murang’a

By Wangari Njuguna
Friday, March 6th, 2020

Chaos erupted in Kandara, Murang'a County after Murang'a governor Mwangi Wa Iria stormed a meeting in which Deputy President William Ruto was attending.

Wa Iria and his supporters stormed in Kenyoho secondary school moments after the deputy president arrived.

A drama lasting for about 10 minutes ensude as the police officer forces out Wa Iria's supporters who came in throwing words to Kandara MP Alice Wahome who was the host.

Scores of these people were arrested and others sustained injuries during the scuffle.

This caused an uproad among the residents who expressed their displeasure over the matter.

When he took to the podium, Wa Iria said he stormed into the meeting after several leaders who had accompanied Ruto attacked him over his avocado bill.

"I came here because I heard some leaders insulting me over the bill and I want to make it clear that this is my county and I have the right to make whatever laws I wish as long as they shall benefit my people," he said.

"I will not allow anybody to come from whereever and insult me like a small child," he added.

He said he had no bad blood with the deputy president and his storming in had nothing to do with him.

"Ruto is my personal friend and I respect him so much but I wont let his aliies insult me," he added.

Earlier in the afternoon Ruto had made a stop over at Kiranga where he officially opened the Kandara Technical Training Institute.

It is here that Gatundu South Mp Moses Kuria and his Mathira counterpart Rigathi Gachagua made remark ridiculing the governor over this bill.

The two said Wa Iria should it dictate to the farmers on where and how to sell their produce.

"Tomorrow, I will send a vehicle and brokers to buy avocado here in Murang'a and I would like to see what the governor will do," said Kuria.

"The avocado business does not belong to your mother and thus should not dictate to people on what to do with them," he remarked directing the sentiments to Wa Iria.

This are the remarks which appeared to ork the governor.

The deputy president castigated Wa Iria move urging leader to embrace torelance for each other.

"As leaders we cannot afford to fight in public because of issued which we can solve amongst ourselves," he said.

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