Wetangula convoy dispersed by police officers in Kimilili

The moment Wetangula's convoy was teargassed

Ford Kenya party leader Moses Masika Wetangula and his convoy were dispersed by police officers while trying to address residents in Kamukuywa, Kimilili constituency on Friday. Police had to use teargas canisters to disperse Wetangula and his team, on the basis that Ministry of Health guidelines including social distancing should be observed. They then moved to block the path to his home, “At Kamukuywa you’ve chased us, Kimilili you’ve chased us, when we try going to Bokoli you’ve chased us, now you’ve blocked the route to my home,” the Senator complained.

The Bungoma Senator was accompanied by MPs who included Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa, Kiminini MP Dr Chris Wamalwa, Bungoma woman representative Catherine Wambilianga and Mumias East MP Ben Washiali. “We were waiting for our MP and Moses Wetangula to address us before police officers showed up,” said one of the residents. MP Chris Wamalwa was critical of the police officers, saying the leaders were only escorting Wetangula to his home.

The embattled Senator was coming back home after the drawn out Ford Kenya tussles involving his attempted ouster by the team led by Tongaren MP David Eseli and Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi, which were mainly played out in Nairobi.

By Lilian Wamalwa