Police have dispersed crowds awaiting the arrival of deputy president William Ruto in Nyamira, Kisii County.
The DP was set to attend a fundraiser at Kebirigo Primary School on Thursday but the plans have since been halted.
In photos seen by this writer, there was heavy police presence in the area.
On Wednesday, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua ordered the police to strictly enforce the law to curb violence during political rallies.
Kinyua further directed that all public meetings be held in strict compliance with the Public Order Act, failure to which organizers will be punished.
“All public meetings and public proceedings shall be held in strict compliance with Section 5 the Public Orders Act Cap 56 laws of Kenya.”
“A convener or any person intending to hold meeting shall notify the officer in a commanding station three days to but not 14 days before the procession. Must be present throughout the meeting and shall assist the police in maintain law and order.”
“At all times bind themselves to be peaceful and keep to the designated areas. Any person who wants to attend a meeting shall exercise civic duty and not be in possession of any weapon,” Kinyua said.