The skirmish ensued on Saturday between the security officers and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) allied legislator, Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega following the county government’s denial for Kenya Kwanza to hold its final rally in the region.
In the video seen by Mambo Mseto, the resistant lawmaker is seen engaging in a physical fight with police officers after refusing to board a standby police vehicle.
“Nimekosa nini? Hii sio Kenya, hii sio Kenya” the MP decried as he scrambled with the security officers after refusing to board the vehicle.
Kakamega gubernatorial aspirant Cleophas Malalah had affirmed that the rally is still on as planned and rallied all Kenya Kwanza allied supporters to turn out in large numbers at the entrance of Bukhungu Stadium.
He reiterated that the adjacent roads connecting to Bukhungu Stadium entrance will be blocked for Kenya Kwanza’s roadside rally.
“I urge all Kenya Kwanza supporters to turn out in large numbers and come here, at the entrance of Bukhungu Stadium. We shall block all roads connecting the entrance of Bukhungu Stadium for Kenya Kwanza rally” said Malala
He also claimed that he used to pay Ksh100,000 to the county government to hold a rally in the stadium but this time round, they were overcharged 9 times.
“They told us to first pay Sh900,000 to use the venue. We negotiated with them and after we reached a deal they again told us the banks were now not working and that is how they locked us out” he stated.
Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula has also maintained that the Kenya Kwanza rally will go on undeterred despite being denied access to Bukhungu Stadium.
“Tomorrow the 31st July, 2022, Kenya Kwanza with have the mother of all rallies in Bukhungu Stadium Kakamega, the police and county government behavior/misbehavior notwithstanding” tweeted Wetangula.
Tomorrow the 31st August 2022,Kenya Kwanza will have the mother of all rallies in Bukhungu Stadium Kakamega, the police & county gov behavior/misbehavior notwithstanding.@MusaliaMudavadi @WilliamsRuto @OleItumbi
— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) July 30, 2022
The fate of the MP is still a matter of interest.