Police IG Hillary Mutyambai orders the arrests DP William Ruto allies over Murang'a chaos

Muranga town chaos



Hundreds of Police officers were Sunday night deployed to look for two Members of Parliament associated to Deputy President William Ruto over the chaos that occurred in Murang’a where two people were killed and a bunch others wounded.

Police Spokesman Charles Owino said Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai had ordered the arrests MPs Alice Wahome (Kandara) and Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), “for planning the violence.”

“The IG has ordered the arrest of the leaders, Ndindi Nyoro and Alice Wahome for mobilising the violence,” Owino said.

“Officers are also tracking down vehicles used to ferry youths who caused violence,” he added.

The police boss said he had ordered the Director of Internal Affairs Unit and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate the event.

He verified that two people were killed in the turmoil that exploded on Sunday daybreak when youths allied to Ruto fought with others opposed to his visit in the region.

“A conflict ensued in Murang’a County where two persons lost their lives,” Mutyambai said, and warned “politicians to desist from engaging in inciteful utterances and acts.”

Ruto condemned the violence which according to legislators who accompanied him was planned by their counterparts from the Kieleweke faction of Jubilee Party.

“The violence was brought here by the people who do not want to see us change the lives of Kenyans,” the Deputy President told a roadside rally on his way to Nairobi.

Kandara MP Alice Wahome blamed the police of neglecting her calls to report the alleged plot to disrupt Sunday’s meeting.

“I had called police to alert them of the plans to disrupt Deputy President’s meeting, but no one picked my calls,” she said, even as police said she was responsible for the chaos.

Ruto was accompanied by several MPs who also accused security forces of failing to stop the violence.

“Instead of stopping those planning to disrupt the meeting, they came to toss teargas to congregants right inside the church,” Wahome claimed.

Naivasha Member of Parliament Jane Kihara and her counterpart Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro called for “political maturity” as the country draws closer to the 2022 General Election.

“I cried a tear of bitterness because of where we’ve reached as a country. How do you teargas people while in the church?” Wahome said.

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