The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) meeting bringing together DP William Ruto-allied MPs aborted Wednesday after police disrupted the session.
The UDA meeting held at
Jarika County Lodge had been organised to give instructions to the political
outfit’s agents after by-elections were held in the county on Wednesday, March
The wards, where polls were
held, are Hell’s Gate and London. UDA had fielded candidates for the positions.
Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir,
Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei and Nakuru Senator Susan
Kihika were among the leaders present at the UDA meeting, when police stormed
“We were simply explaining
to the polling agents what to do, the processes they should watch out for, and
the manner they should conduct themselves while within the polling station. We
were following all the COVID-19 regulations, when police arrived suddenly,”
said Boss Shollei.
“They asked us what we were
doing, and we told them we were training our polling agents. They, thereafter,
asked us for the training notes, the agents’ badges and names. We told them we
could not give them the agents names. It was then that they disrupted the meeting
and ordered us out of the venue within 20 minutes, lest they throw teargas
canisters,” added Shollei.
In London ward, Jubilee
Party fielded Francis Njoroge, whereas UDA gave its ticket to Antony Nzuki.
In Naivasha’s Hell’s Gate
Ward, Jonathan Kuria Warothe flew the UDA flag, whereas Virginia Wamaitha
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