Monday afternoon, drama ensued in Kisii County after two legislators, Simba Arati of Dagoreti and his South Mugirango counterpart Sylvanus Osoro fought on the podium during a funeral service for Abel Gongera, the father of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, which was attended by Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Speaking moments after the brief exchange which temporarily halted the funeral, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who appeared to be alarmed by the incident regretted that thanks to ‘Nipe Nikupe’ politics which were sanctioned by the president during his Sagana visit, physical fights like that between Osoro and Arati have already begun yet it is only 2021.
In his Facebook post, Kuria called on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to book a ticket to Nairobi so she can arrive in time to save the country from mass killings.
“Dear Fatou Bensouda. Book your ticket to Nairobi ASAP. Come save us from the imminent genocide,” he wrote.
Yesterday at Sagana it was confirmed by the President that Tupa Nitupe is officially sanctioned by the government of…
Posted by Moses Kuria on Monday, 1 February 2021
During today’s funeral ceremony, Ruto and Raila’s factions clashed over several issues among them BBI, 2022 politics and alleged ‘betrayal’ among William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta.
So charged was the venue that youths allied to Ruto and those supporting Odinga kept chanting slogans.
At some point, trouble escalated when Arati rose to speak and attempted to castigate the hustler nation, when Osoro shot up and engaged him in a fistfight, forcing other leaders present and their bodyguards to separate them.
Following the chaotic scene, Kisii Governor James Ongwae barred politicians from making speeches.
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