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Police in Kisumu disperse crowd that tried to disrupt Ruto’s event

Chaos rocked Deputy President William Ruto’s Wednesday tour of Kondele Ward in Kisumu Central Sub-County.

The DP was on the second day of his tour of the Nyanza region to campaign for his presidential bid when a section of rowdy youths pelted his convoy with stones.

He was addressing residents when a section of the youth started chanting pro-ODM leader Raila Odinga slogans.

The DP was forced to cut short his speech as police engaged the youths in running battles. The situation was contained.

Earlier, while speaking in Kisumu city, Ruto asked residents to shun tribal politics.

He said if elected president, he would include Nyanza issues in the country’s development plan.

He said small scale traders across the country were ready for a sensible conversation that will offer them opportunities and make them put food on the table.

Last month a similar incident happened in Western that saw five suspects arrested and charged.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i condemned the incident and directed the police to arrest any politician sponsoring violence against their opponents, saying the government will not condone politics of chaos ahead of the general election.

“We will not allow politicians to incite Kenyans because of politics. We will remain objective and implement the law strictly. No one is allowed to disrupt meetings, anyone found should be arrested and taken to court”, the CS said.

With wananchi at Kisumu City, Kisumu County, on our way to Kondele. Kazi Ni Kazi. https://t.co/3kSVWIih5C

— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 10, 2021

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