Deputy President William Ruto has announced that his Kisii events that were scheduled for today and tomorrow have been postponed to next week after the police dispersed locals.

In a tweet, the DP noted that he had consulted with local leaders and decided to reschedule the empowerment event to Thursday next week.

Reacting to the deployment of heavily armed police to the venue of his meeting, the DP divulged that it was unnecessary since the event was meant to empower locals. 

“After consultations with MPs Kemosi, Mose,Nyamoko, the bodaboda sacco and church leadership who had invited us, we have postponed the two functions in Nyamira County to Thursday next week. The disruptive dispersal by police of kenyans engaged in economic empowerment is unnecessary,” he tweeted.

Police disperse residents gathered at venue of DP Ruto’s event

Earlier on, there was a heavy police contingent at the venue of the event with truckloads of police officers hovering around Nyamira and at the venue where DP William Ruto was to fundraise.

Several tents erected at Kebirigo Primary School grounds where DP William Ruto was to lead a fundraising event for a Boda Boda Sacco were brought down.

Those who had turned up for the event were asked to disperse. This happened just a day after the National Security Advisory Council Committee issued a raft of directives that must be complied with by anyone convening a public meeting.

Nyamira is the home of Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. Area MP Vincent Kemosi was to host the DP at the event.

Ruto was to proceed to Kenyenya for similar fundraising scheduled for this Friday. Area politicians led by Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and South Mogirango MP Sylvanus Osoro have been working tirelessly to popularise DP Ruto in the area.