Kibra Election Violence

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Mudavadi, Owalo run for their lives in a hail of stones at Kibra campaign over the weekend

A campaign rally in Kibra led by Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi was disrupted by rowdy youth, forcing the police to lob teargas to disperse them.

The rowdy youth threw stones at Mudavadi during a rally that sought to drum up support for his party’s candidate, Eliud Owalo, at Kamukunji grounds.

The group approached the ANC leader's vehicle from the back and started stoning it, forcing him to cut short his address.

Mudavadi was with Owalo, Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi and other party officials when the incident happened. The police were forced to use tear gas and fire live bullets to disperse the youth, who were now charging at ANC supporters, spoiling for a fight.

And at Bhukhungu grounds, a rally planned by Ford-Kenya candidate Khamisi Butichi was disrupted after ODM used the grounds as a stopover during its rallies yesterday.

Mr Butichi said Ford-Kenya had booked the grounds by informing the police, and they were surprised to see ODM supporters trickling in to wait for their party leader Raila Odinga.

He called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to take action against the Orange party for allegedly storming their venue.

Ford-Kenya supporters later forced Raila to cut short his address when they started to hurl stones at the podium.

The former Prime Minister was forced to take cover until the rowdy youth were dispersed by ODM supporters. Raila then addressed the crowd briefly before proceeding to Laini Saba.

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Timothy Omondi