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[PHOTOS] Protests erupt in Kisii ahead of DP Ruto's visit

In some streets, rioters clashed with pro-Jubilee youth in a show of force.

In Summary

• Police had to lob tear gas to disperse the rioters.

•In Nyamarambe, the venue of the main event, hired hooligans brought down tents where the Deputy President is to hold the fundraiser.

Pro Ruto team held peaceful demo along Kisii streets as police engage protesting youths across the town streets ahead of the arrival of Deputy President William Ruto for a fundraiser.

There were isolated riots in Kisii County on Thursday morning ahead of Deputy President William Ruto's visit to the region.

In central Kisii town, tyres were burnt by hired goons causing temporary traffic snarl-ups along the streets.

A section of the youth who clashed in Central Kisii town on Thursday ahead DP William Ruto;s visit to the region.
A section of the youth who clashed in Central Kisii town on Thursday ahead DP William Ruto;s visit to the region.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO

Police had to lob tear gas to disperse the rioters.

Police in riot gear face off anti Ruto protesters near Daraja Moja in Kisii on Thursday morning.
Police in riot gear face off anti Ruto protesters near Daraja Moja in Kisii on Thursday morning.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO
 
 
 

Other youths engaged police in hide and seek games with the police as they picketed.

Rioters barricade the road heading to Kisii town from Nairobi ahead of DP William Ruto's visit to the region.
Rioters barricade the road heading to Kisii town from Nairobi ahead of DP William Ruto's visit to the region.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO

In some streets, rioters clashed with pro-Jubilee youth in a show of force.

Ruto is the region to fundraise for bodaboda rider in Kisii town and South Mugirango.

A deserted street after protests rocked Kisii ahead of DP William Ruto's tour to fund raise for bodaboda operators.
A deserted street after protests rocked Kisii ahead of DP William Ruto's tour to fund raise for bodaboda operators.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO

In Nyamarambe, the venue of the main event hired hooligans brought down tents where the Deputy President is set to hold the fundraises.

Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro said both functions will go ahead as planned.

A barricaded section of Hospital Road in downtown Kisii ahead of DP WIlliam Ruto's tours of the region on Thursday.
A barricaded section of Hospital Road in downtown Kisii ahead of DP WIlliam Ruto's tours of the region on Thursday.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO

"Nothing is going to stop a function being presided by State Deputy President. Let nobody think is going to stand in the way, all fundraiser will be done as planned," said Osoro.

Protesters clash ahead of DP William Ruto's to Kisii on Thursday.
Protesters clash ahead of DP William Ruto's to Kisii on Thursday.
Image: MAGATI OBEBO