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Gachagua, Mithika Linturi Airlifted To Safety after Chaos Erupt During a Rally

On Wednesday, July 13, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, held a series of rallies in the Mount Kenya East region. The Member of Parliament for Mathira was flanked by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidates for several seats in the region, including Senator Mithika Linturi of Meru and Member of Parliament Kathuri Murungi of South Imenti.

During a rally in Mutuati, Igembe North Constituency, Meru County, however, violence broke out when Kenya Kwanza candidates vying for different posts from opposing camps began hitting one another.

They participated in a stone-throwing competition, prompting the police to launch tear gas canisters to disperse them.

A portion of the crowd sought refuge at the Mutuati Sub-county hospital as the violence escalated, while the leaders were shielded by their security.

However, the situation appeared to be overwhelming for the officers who rushed Gachagua and his entourage to safety.

The gang then quickly reboarded the chopper they had arrived in and took off.

Dr. Fred Matiang'i, Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, has repeatedly urged Kenyans to maintain peace and tolerance in advance of the election, promising to prosecute anyone who causes violence at campaign rallies.

William Ruto, the superior of Gachagua, has also encountered angry audiences in several regions of the nation, including Kisii and Kisumu county. Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate for the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya alliance, was also a victim of charged crowds in Uasin Gishu County.

Gachagua had held peaceful campaign rallies in Mt Kenya East, joined by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki, before the outbreak of violence.

The police are conducting an investigation to identify those responsible for the event.

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