PHOTOS: Ford-Kenya Youths Clash With ODM at Wetangula’s Presidential Bid

PHOTOS: Ford-Kenya Youths Clash With ODM at Wetangula’s Presidential Bid


Political temperatures in the Country seem to be rising daily as the General Elections for 2017 nears.

Chaos rocked Ford Kenya’s party leader Moses Wetangula’s presidential bid launch as youthful supporters from ODM and Ford Kenya clashed.

Teargas canisters were hurled at Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula during his presidential bid launch at Kakamega’s Masinde Muliro Gardens on Saturday.

Several times, youths attempted to disrupt Mr Wetan’gula’s rally, each time chanting slogans in support of Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Shortly after the Bungoma Senator was crowned a Luhya elder, a young man threw a canister at the dais forcing politicians to scamper for safety.

However, the huge crowd of Ford Kenya supporters remained undeterred and urged the leaders to reassemble and go on with the launch which was used to rally for Luhya unity.

Unbowed, Mr Wetang’ula accused some unnamed forces of a scheme to disrupt the event with the help of the police.

Some of the politicians who attended the presidential launch included governors Dr Evans Kidero (Nairobi) and Patrick Khaemba (Trans-Nzoia), and senators Hassan Omar (Mombasa), Moses Kajwang (Homa Bay), Henry Ole Ndiema (Trans-Nzoia), John Munyes (Turkana), Catherine Mukite (nominated) and Ben Njoroge (nominated).

Others were MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Suleiman Murunga (Kimilili), Dr Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren), Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza), Raphael Otaalo (Lurambi), Anami Lisamula (Shinyalu), Dorcas Kegodo (Vihiga County), Awiti Abolo (Nyali), Wiber Otichillo (Emuhaya), Jared Opiyo (Awendo), and a host of MCAs.

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