•Some of the two riders who were arrested on November 17 for participating in protests over the money are out on cash bail.
•They were bailed out by politician Tarsila Kagwiria.
Tigania East MP Gichunge Kabeabea’s office has said they did not receive Sh600,000 for boda boda riders and mama mboga from Deputy President William Ruto.
The money is said to have disappeared after the DP announced it at Muriri market during his Meru rallies.
During the rallies, Ruto allegedly donated Sh14 million.
Two riders who were arrested on November 17 for participating in protests over the money are out on cash bail.
They were bailed out by politician Tarsila Kagwiria.
Lawrence Mutwiri, the MP’s CDF manager, urged the involved parties to be patient.
“Stop tarnishing other people’s names with unverified propaganda for political mileage. I have heard rumours that the MP was in Ruto's car the same day the money was issued,” he said.
“Such propaganda will not help anybody. We are aware of politicians organising such demos to tarnish Ruto's name and our MP.”
Mama Mboga chairperson Mwenda Harriet of Muriri market thanked Kagwiria but urged Ruto to stop causing infighting among people.
“We are sorry for the sorrows faced by our youths in the cruel hands of the MP. We know the thieves who hide your money but their time is up,” Kagwiria said.
Mutwiri said the MP will follow the matter once he comes back to the country.
“I urge DP Ruto to be keen on those who receive the money from him. Be giving the money to responsible leaders. I had preferred the riders chair and Murithi to receive the money on behalf of the groups,” Mutwiri said.
Muriri OCS Nehemiah Ogelo urged people not to protest without prior permission from the police to avoid inconveniencing road users.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris