Tangatanga brigade kicked out of a Presidential function in Nyandarua

Leaders allied to Deputy President have been accused of undermining the President.

Deputy President William Ruto. His allies were kicked out of a Presidential function in Nyandarua [Photo/ The Standard]

In Brief

– President Uhuru Kenyatta toured Nyandarua to issue title deeds.

– The president has been at loggerheads with the Tangatanga group

– The political grouping emerged after the March 2018 symbolic handshake between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga

There was drama at the County Commissioner’s office in Ol Kalau town Nyandarua County after a group of MCAs drawn from the Tangatanga faction of the ruling party were thrown out of the premises by security officials just moments before the starting of a presidential event. The Ward representatives, who were enumerated to be more than 10, were moving to take their positions on stage when police thwarted their advances and escorted them out.

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Speaking to the press shortly after the incident, the MCAs stated that they were being sidelined for being ardent foot soldiers of Deputy President William Ruto.

“We had entered the venue waiting for the President to arrive when we were confronted by four men. They ordered us to leave saying that we belonged to Tangatanga. We are waiting for further directives here outside,” lamented the Assembly Chief whip Kamau Gathungu.

Assemble at your own risk! Ruto allies warned.

Interestingly, the area Member of Parliament Ken Mukira was also shown the door notwithstanding he was the one to receive the head of state as protocol required.

The President was heading to the region to issue title deeds before having a closed-door meeting with the local leadership at the County commissioner’s office.