Mutomo residents hold demos ahead of Dp Ruto allies visit

Demonstrators at Mutomo protesting the leaving out of their MP Rachael Nyamai ahead of DP Ruto's visit to the area. (Photo credit - Courtesy)

Residents of Mutomo Thursday held peaceful demos at Mutomo town, Kitui South ahead of a meeting by DP Ruto allies to the area protesting the move to leave out their MP Rachael Nyamai in planning the meeting which will be hosted by the neighbouring Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai in Nyamai’s constituency.

They termed that as a disrespect to their leader, urging Mbai to take the meeting to his Kitui East constituency, before moving to other parts.

The irate residents added that were not informed as locals, saying they elected their leaders and for anything to take place in Kitui south, their leaders must be involved.

They further reiterated their support for the Jubilee government and supporting the President’s agenda vowing not to be compromised by any leader to align themselves by supporting someone ‘who is against the government.’

“We the residents of Mutomo, we have been supporting Rachael Kaki. President Uhuru Kenyatta is our leader. We do not want to be confused by anybody. We are in Jubilee government with kaki and Uhuru,” said a local in the demonstrations.

“Let him go and deliver in his own constituency and hold a meeting there. We do not hold a grudge with our leaders,” added Kisemei Nzyuko- Boda Boda chairman Mutomo sub-county.

Mutomo ACC Paul Mwangi and the OCS denied being aware of any planned meeting in Mutomo, saying they had no information about the DP Ruto’s allies visit. They asked the locals to remain calm and report immediately once such meetings are held in Mutomo

“Notify us once you find them. We are here to protect you and please do not break the law by dismissing them,” Mwangi said.

Mbai is one of the leaders from Kitui county associated with DP William Ruto and has accompanied him to nearly all meetings in the region, the latest being held Sunday at ACK Athi river.

This comes as rival groups clashed ahead of Deputy President William Ruto’s anticipated tour to Kisii region Thursday prompting police to intervene and lob teargas to disperse them.

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