Nairobi, Kenya – Two factions supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President clashed on Sunday in Murang’ a County leading to two deaths and scores injured.
The rivalry groups are known as Tanga Tanga which supports the Deputy President, and Kieleweke that support President Uhuru Kenyatta pelted stones at each other whilst burning tyre before the arrival of the Deputy President who was scheduled to attend a church service in the area.
The Kenya Police had a hard time dispersing the crowd and resulted in the use of teargas, which ended up in the church.
According to the Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai, the lawmakers allied to both sides ferried goons to the church where the Deputy President was scheduled to attend to cause mayhem.
The Inspector General, Hillary Mutyambai also said that he had asked the Internal Affairs Unit director and two senior officers of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to carry out a probe.
He added, “We urge politicians to desist from engaging in inciteful utterances and acts. Stern action will be taken against any person engaging in planning and executing unlawful acts.
So far three lawmakers have been identified for being behind the chaotic scene in Murang’ a County and warranty of arrest issued.
Via Twitter, the National Police Service said, “Mr Nyoro and Ms Wahome should be “tracked and arrested immediately for mobilising goons who caused mayhem at Kenol,” adding, “Equally, the vehicles which were hired to ferry goons be tracked and detained to assist in Investigation [sic].”