Police Raid Kiunjuri’s Meeting

Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (l) enjoy a hearty moment at Thiru Secondary School, Laikipia West, Laikipia County on February 22, 2020.
  • A contingent of armed police officers on Saturday, June 5, raided a meeting that had been organised by The Service Party (TSP) which is headed by former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri.

    TSP, which was holding a recruitment drive, had a meeting attended by a number of leaders eyeing various political seats.

    However, the meeting ended unceremoniously after police officers lobbed teargas at the attendees.

    Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (Left) and Deputy President William Ruto pictured at Thiru Secondary School, Laikipia County on February 22, 2020.

    In a video seen by kenyagist.com, Kiunjuri was seen addressing journalists but was not able to complete his sentiments as the police lobbed teargas, dispersing both him and members of the press.

    Kiunjuri termed the invasion as political intolerance, adding that all the Ministry of Health guidelines had been followed.

    “The most important thing that should be noted is that as we are speaking, there are other individuals holding meetings elsewhere,” he stated before the teargas was lobbed in his direction.

    The incident took place just two days after police in Mombasa stormed the United Democratic Alliance meeting.

    The police forced attendees from Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale out of the premises.

    “We had taken all necessary precautions. We had masks on, sanitized and maintained social distance,” stated a supporter.

    “We will use other platforms such as social media to engage with each other. We will regroup and show the country our unity,” another supporter stated. 

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has in recent past ruffled feathers across the political divide after he was accused of frustrating other political factions.

    “Even if we have to pool resources with UDA and ODM and make dealing with him a joint project; since he’s already also tried to run over them too.

    “Sometimes you must deal with the crack, before it brings down the building. We can’t keep allowing some bureaucrats to keep making our politics harder than it already is, or should be…Bonchari was a mistake,” Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu stated.

    Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i addressing the press on Wednesday March, 26
    Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i Addressing the Press on Wednesday March, 26

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