Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi was greeted to a hostile reception at Kibra after rowdy youth threw stones at him while drumming support for his party’s candidate, Eliud Owalo.
The campaign rally, held at Kamukunji grounds, was interrupted after the youths started stoning the ANC leader while addressing the supporters, forcing the police to lob teargas to disperse them.
Mudavadi was with party candidate Owalo, Sabatia Member of Parliament Alfred Agoi along with other party officials when the incident went down.
Apart from using tear gas to try disperse the rowdy crowd, the men in blue also used live bullets when they youth started charging at ANC supporters, clearly bracing themselves for a fist fight.
While this was going down at Kibra, a rally planned by Ford-Kenya candidate Khamisi Butichi held at Bhukhungu grounds was disrupted by ODM who chose to use the venue as a stopover for their rallies.
Mr Butichi claimed his party had booked the venue, but was surprised to see ODM supporters trickling in in an anticipation to see their party leader Raila Odinga.
“We had organised our meeting and we have a letter from the police. At the time we were booking this place, it had not been booked by any other political party,” said Butichi.
He urged IEBC to take action against ODM for allegedly disrupting their political rally.
“ODM wants to use all venues as stopovers, which is impossible. IEBC needs to take action against this kind of behaviour,” he said.
Ford-Kenya supporters later forced Raila to cut short his speech after hurling stones at the podium, forcing him to take cover.
The rowdy crowd was dispersed by ODM supporters, before Raila made a brief address prior to proceeding to Laini Saba.