Chaos erupted on Sunday in Shinyalu, Kakamega County as police dispersed a gathering that was being addressed by former Kakamega Senator Dr. Bonny Khalwale.
Khalwale and the residents including boda-boda riders were forced to scamper for safety in a maize plantation as police hurled teargas canisters.
The former Senator was telling off COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli, CS Eugene Wamalwa, area Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and leaders who attended a meeting held in Kajiado to deliberate on Luhya unity ahead of the 2022 elections.
Khalwale claimed the meeting convened at the COTU Secretary General’s Kajiado was part of a plan to divide the Luhya community for political gain.
The gathering was in outright defiance of the COVID-19 containment measures set by the government which has since banned any form of gatherings to curb the spread of the virus.
Most of the residents at the gathering had no face masks let alone ignoring the directive to observe social distancing.
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