Wiper Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, suffers another blow after he met a hostile crowd during a campaign rally in his Kitui backyard on Friday, June 17.
He was publicly opposed as the crowd doused Kalonzo Musyoka’s speech in clear displeasure of his attempts to campaign for area Member of Parliament and Jubilee Party candidate, Racheal Kaki Nyamai.
It was a such embarrassing moment for Kalonzo in his home county as the crowd openly jeered refusing to be addressed by Nyamai.
The hostile crowd denied the Wiper Party leader Kalonzo a chance to speak as they heckled and jeered as he looked at the microphone in utter dismay.
Kalonzo employed his diplomatic skills to the crowd to calm down but the gathering declined to be addressed by anyone else apart from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MP candidate, Onesmus Mumo King.
These wrangles and chaos at his rally started when Kalonzo defended Nyamai over the contested compensation of people whose land was taken during the construction of the Kibwezi – Kitui highway.
The disinterested crowd against him accusing the former Vice President of siding with the oppressor, further arguing that Kalonzo and Nyamai did not have their interests at heart.
The Wiper Party leader threatened to have youthful ODM candidate King disqualified from the elections by the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) citing that King disrespected him with his supporters.
“King, even if you are in Azimio, we are going to disqualify you. Control your supporters,” a visibly agitated Kalonzo scolded the youthful aspirant as the crowd jeered him.
King managed to calm down the angry crowd, addressed them and got the Wiper leader a chance to speak.
The incumbent MP, Nyamai complained that King and Wiper parliamentary candidate, Daniel Mutua Ndambuki, had ganged against her in a bid to frustrate her efforts to defend the seat she has held for the last 10 years.
Nyamai had had a very thought time trying to convince the people from the county to vote her again since she faces unstoppable competition from Ndambuki and King.