A section of Jubilee leaders allied to the Kieleweke and
Tanga tanga groups on Friday engaged in a bitter clash at a funeral service in
The leaders were attending a funeral service for five
members of a family who died during a recent accident in Wote.
During the service, Kangema MP Muturi Kigano’ who is allied
to the Kieleweke group appeared to mock Tanga tanga stating that no leader has
the right to school other leaders on who to support.
“There are people telling us they are political geniuses and
offering us guidance on where to belong politically. [They should know] we are
educated and that after we are through supporting the President as he completes
his tenure, we will converge in a political platform and decide on where to
cast our votes,” he said as quoted by Nation.
Ndindi Nyoro’s Speech
After his speech, he invited Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro of the
Tanga tanga group, but he was interrupted by a former ward rep who demanded
that he should ask for forgives over his past utterances.
The former Ward rep attacked Nyoro forcing his security detail to shield him. The attack prompted Nyoro’s supporters to move in and defend their leader.
It is at this point that the situation got worse with a
section of leaders exchanging fists and blows.
Attempts by Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kanga’ta and Murang’a Woman Rep
Sabina Chege to calm the the situation proved futile.
The violence prompted the family to move away from the service and straight to the burial site for the final session.