There was drama in Nyeri town on Friday afternoon after a section of rough supporters belonging to Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu tried to intrude and disrupt Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting in the town.
The commotion started when the DP, who was from Mathioya in Murang’a county, made a stopover in the town to address curious residents who had flocked the streets to catch a glimpse of the DP.
While the DP was addressing the crowd, another rowdy group of youths emerged, shouting pro-Uhuru songs. The group threatened to shout Ruto down before they were silenced by their counterparts who were keenly listening to the DP.
It was later revealed that the rowdy group had accompanied Nyeri town MP Kimani Ngunjiri, who was captured in the midst of the crowd listening to Ruto’s remarks.
Despite this, Ruto attacked Wambugu saying he should instead come out and face him personally instead of misusing the youths. He however warned the Kieleweke MP against invading and disrupting his address.
“I have been told that hon Ngunjiri is around here…mwambie akuje polepole (tell him to come slowly)” stated Ruto amid Ruto chants from the crowd.
Earlier on, Ruto, together with a section of MPs who had accompanied him from Mt. Kenya region had thrown jabs at Wambugu advising Nyeri residents to show him the door in 2020.
“Watu wa Nyeri mmeamua? na mi naona kuna mtu mmempangia ataenda nyumbani ( I can see there is somebody you are planning to send home in 2022)” stated Ruto while addressing the crowd.
And in a quick retaliation, MP Ngunjiri Wambugu laughed off Ruto’s comments saying the DP had to take over 10 legislators to his constituency to abuse him. Wambugu instead promised Ruto and his brigade a good lesson come 2022.
“It took over 10 MPs and a whole Deputy President to come & attack me in Nyeri – and yet still we stand.Thiîi na mbere kwendia rurîrî irio cîa nda. We will teach all of you a lesson. Keep Well Mheshimiwa Wa Kandara,” said Wambugu.
Ruto, who had earlier on presided over various empowerment programmes in Murang’a County was accompanied to Nyeri town by MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South), Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Alice Wahome (Kandara), George Kariuki (Ndia), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Faith Gitau (Nyandarua), Purity Ngirici (Kirinyaga), Rahab Mukami (Nyeri), Flowrence Jematiah (EALA) and James Gakuya (Embakasi North).