Kenya: Raila cuts short rally after armed youth cause chaos

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, was on Friday, February 17 forced to cut short his rally in Turkana’s Katilia area after armed youth disrupted the event forcing police to shoot in the air to disperse them.

Raila and Turkana Governor, Josephat Nanok, were forced to flee from the area and abandon the rally which was meant to mobilize residents to enlist as voters in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

The leaders later headed to Lokichar Town in Turkana South where Raila addressed a rally and called on residents to register as voters ahead of Sunday’s deadline and he also accused the Jubilee government of failing to offer solution to the ongoing drought.

Speaking during the event, Nanok accused Turkana East MP, Nicholas Ngikor, of ferrying the goons to cause mayhem at the CORD rally.

Confirming the incident, OCPD Joel Kirui, said the meeting had barely started when the irate youth arrived.

“The youth arrived approximately 30 minutes after the rally had started chanting anti-ODM slogans and causing a disruption of the rally. This threw the meeting into disarray,” noted the OCPD.

Speaking in Lokichar, Raila condemned the chaos saying it was unfortunate and challenged security agencies to ensure such things do not happen again.

By For Citizen Digital


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