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Chaos force Uhuru to skip Blue post stopover.

Kiharu MP Irungu Kang'ata along with other Jubilee supporters seen angrily confronting independent candidates at Blue post hotel in Murang'a county on Wednesday morning.
Chaos and bitter exchange of words between Jubilee Party members and nominees on one side and independent candidates on the other, may have forced President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto to skip a planned stopover at Blue Post Hotel at the border of Kiambu and Murang’a Counties.

Patrons and guests at the hotel were on Wednesday morning treated to a rare drama as Murang’a leaders nearly exchanged blows prior to the president’s visit.

The president and his entourage were scheduled to briefly stopover at the hotel before starting his Murang’a tour with his ‘Meet-the-people’ tour in Mabanda, Gatanga and finally a major rally at Ihura Stadium.

Chaos have erupted at Blue Post hotel in Thika where President Uhuru Kenyatta and the DP are expected to meet Murang’a leaders and candidates.

Trouble started when Kembi Gitura who is vying for the Murang’a Senate seat, Gatanga MP Dr. Humphrey Kimani Njuguna (Roho Safi) and Waithira Wa Muithirania who running for the Murang’a Women Rep ‘gatecrashed’ into the event. The bone of contention is that the three are vying as independents, thus being perceived as ‘enemies’ of the president’s party.  

Led by Kiharu MP Irungu Kang'ata, the Jubilee brigade demanded the three, together with Business tycoon Peter Munga leave the meeting with immediate effect.

Kang’ata, who is the Jubilee nominee for the Senate seat, argued that the function was exclusively a Jubilee Party affair and therefore no ‘outsider’ was welcome.

Business and running of the hotel was brought to a standstill as the Jubilee members started chanting “Kembi must go! Munga Must Go! They also waved banners with the words ‘Jubilee only’ printed on.

“All independent candidates must go. The President is coming to address Jubilee candidates. We will not let them into our discussion with leaders since they left the party,” shouted one supporter.

MCA aspirant Mwangi Kifeeti said: “Our President will address us only after all independent candidates leave the premises. We will stay put until President Uhuru arrives.”

Among those present included Governor Mwangi wa Iria, Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau, all Jubilee nominees and several MPs from the region.

The region experienced massive irregularities during the primaries in April culminating to more than 50 candidates to seek election as independents.

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