The former prime minister, Raila Odinga, has camped in Mt Kenya region for the last two days. Raila together with his brigade have held the 'Azimio la Umoja' rallies in Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties.
However, a dramatic scene has unfolded in Runyenjes town, Embu county after Raila made a stopover to address the locals. Hundreds of residents who received the ODM boss went ahead to chant pro Ruto slogans. Others lifted banners and placards which beared Ruto's name and Hustler Nation slangs.
The situation has made it difficult for the ODM crew to address the residents although Odinga has gone ahead to make his speech amid the chants.
A similar situation was witnessed earlier during the day when Raila was at Nkubu, Meru county. A section of the crowd responded to Odinga with pro Ruto slogans. This hostility has at times forced the ODM battalion to shorten their speeches.
Such scenarios usually occur due to political intolerance. Various leaders have been calling for peace and cohesion among Kenyans especially now when the country is heading to the general election.
Below are some photos showing how the situation was in Runyenjes town;
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