Developing: Ruto in Nyamira, a week after it was cancelled

Deputy President William Ruto has landed in Nyamira County where he is expected to preside over series of fundraisers.

The events happen a week after they were disrupted hours before his arrival.

Police teargassed crowds that had formed with the mob chanting in support of the DP. Some braved the tear gas as others left the venue.

According to his allies in the region, today, Dr Ruto will help raise funds for various churches at Miriri in Kitutu Masaba Constituency and boda boda riders at Sironga in West Mugirango Constituency, Nyamira County.

The Standard Digital has established that the DP is joined by are Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, Kisii Deputy Governor Jooash Maangi, and MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango), Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango) and Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango).

Ruto is also expected to tour Kisii County tomorrow (Friday) for similar activities.

The fundraisers were also postponed last week amid chaos as police engaged residents in running battles.

The DP termed the disruptive dispersal of Kenyans engaged in economic empowerment by police unnecessary.

Ruto said: “After consultations with MPs Kemosi, Mose, Nyamoko, the bodaboda sacco and church leadership who had invited us, we have postponed the two functions in Nyamira County to Thursday next week.”

Kitutu Masaba MP criticized the move saying the fund drive would have helped the youth in the county.

MP Kemosi said, “Political rallies were stopped, but you cannot stop a president’s meeting and you cannot stop deputy president’s meeting.”

This was set to be the second time in as many weeks that the DP would visit the region as he popularises his 2022 presidential bid.

Everything had been set, with Ruto’s ground troops mobilising residents to attend the function at Nyangoge Primary School grounds.

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