Deputy President William Ruto allies have vowed to storm uninvited the Mashujaa Day celebrations to be held on Tuesday, October 20, at Gusii Stadium.
Speaking during a boda boda fundraiser in Nyamira County, on Thursday, October 15, DP allies led by Kiharu Member of Parliament, Ndindi Nyoro made their plans known for the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
Nyoro claimed that the Mashujaa day invited guests are close to the “dynasties”. The MP further called on all the DP Ruto suppoerters alias the ‘hustler movement’ whom he says are the real heroes of the nation’s independence to come out in large numbers and storm the celebrations.
“Without a card bearing your name and where you are from, you will not access the stadium. If your father was not a senior chief, minister or vice-president, there will be no entry. But we are telling you we will enter, because this is our country and we are all heroes,” said Nyoro.
The Kiharu MP further accused the organizers of the ceremony of sidelining the DP allies and their supporters.
However, authorities in Kisii dismissed Nyoro’s claims, saying, guests will be limited because of Covid-19 restrictions.
This is might cause chaos on the 20th Mashujaa day celebrations as supporters of President Uhuru and his deputy mostly likely to clash.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho on Monday announced that the celebrations will be a only invited guest affair.
The PS said that about 3,000 to 3,500 people will sit inside the stadium while 8,500 more will watch the event from giant screens that will be strategically placed around Kisii town.
The tension between DP and his boss continues to escalate even as pressure is mounting from foreign diplomats and the clergy for the two leaders to tone down their political rhetoric.
The DP and his allies used the Nyamira rally to castigate top government officials trying to stop his political rallies.