Header Ads

One man seriously injured as Raila’s convoy is stoned in Thika.

A cloud of teargas engulf Kenyatta Highway in Thika after police engaged youth in running battles. The youth had pelted NASA leaders led by Raila Odinga with stones, forcing them to cut short their visit in the area.
NASA presidential flagbearer Raila Amollo Odinga was forced to cut short a speech on Thursday in Thika Town after angry youths jeered and pelted his convoy with stones.

Trouble began when a section of youth donned in Jubilee Party T-Shirts and caps started shouting down the opposition chief as he was addressing the crowd. Raila’s address was interrupted several times and efforts to calm the youths down bore no fruit.

When things seemed to get out of hand, the NASA leader’s security team confronted the youth who immediately retaliated by throwing stones at them.

In a span of about 5 minutes, all hell broke loose as the fight between the two groups intensified, forcing the police to lob teargas canisters to disperse the irate youth.

Politicians Musalia Mudavadi, Esther Passaris, Tom Joseph Kajwang and Johnstone Muthama who had accompanied Raila in the Kiambu-Murang’a meet-the-people-tour, were forced to leave the scene and rush to their vehicles, which were also pelted with stones as they zoomed out.

One person was reported to have been seriously injured in the melee and was rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital and later transferred to a Nairobi hospital.

Residents we spoke to pointed an accusing finger to some youth whom they claim had been organised to heckle the ODM leader. 

“Tension has been high in Thika since morning when these boys were brought here. They were supplied with Jubilee T-Shirts and caps with some ladies donning with Jubilee lessos and flags. All through they said that Raila would not be allowed to talk as Thika was a Jubilee zone,” said one residents.

The same scenario was replicated in Makongeni estate where the youth who had attempted to disrupt Raila’s speech found it very rough when they were severely beaten up and repulsed to Madaraka Market and Phases IV and V.

Generally, Raila had a very rough day as reports reaching that Thika Town Today desk intimate that he was also repulsed in Kenol Murang’a, Juja Town and Githurai where there are reports that some of the bodyguards were forced to shoot in the air to save the leaders from irate mobs that had overwhelmed their security team.

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.