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Chaos as Governor Wa Iria, Tanga Tanga supporters clash in DP Ruto’s function

by | Mar 6, 2020 | Latest News | 0 comments

Chaos erupted in Kandara, Murang’a after area Governor Mwangi wa Iria stormed a meeting in which Deputy President William Ruto was the Chief Guest.

Wa Iria and his supporters stormed in Kenyoho secondary school moments after the deputy president arrived and immediately started throwing words at MP Alice Wahome who was the host of the event.

Matters came to a head when Wahome’s supporters and the residents turned on Wa Iria’s supporters chasing them out of the venue.

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Some of the governor’s supporters were injured in the melee with police having a hard time controlling the unruly crowd.

When he took to the podium, Wa Iria said he stormed into the meeting to confront leaders who had accompanied Ruto attacked him over his avocado bill.

“I came here because I heard some leaders insulting me over the bill and I want to make it clear that this is my county and I have the right to make whatever laws I wish as long as they shall benefit my people,” he said.

“I will not allow anybody to come from wherever and insult me like a small child,” he added.

But the crowd became hostile to Wa Iria as it drowned his address with “ Ruto! Ruto!” chants.

Governor Wa Iria’s speech interrupted by shouts of “Ruto” during DP's function in Kandara, Murang’a.

Governor Wa Iria’s speech interrupted by shouts of “Ruto” during DP's function in Kandara, Murang’a.

Posted by Gotta.news on Friday, 6 March 2020

Wairia was referring to earlier remarks by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Mathira counterpart Rigathi Gachagua to the effect the governor shouldn’t dictate to farmers who they should sell their products to.

“Tomorrow, I will send a vehicle and brokers to buy avocado here in Murang’a and I would like to see what the governor will do,” said Kuria.

“The avocado business does not belong to your mother and thus should not dictate to people on what to do with them,” he remarked directing the remarks to Wa Iria.

Wai Iria has maintained he will soldier on with the bill saying those in opposition were those who were in supporting the brokers who have been impoverishing the farmers.

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