Two people died on Sunday following ugly clashes between rival groups at Kenol in Murang’a ahead of a visit by Deputy President William Ruto to campaign for his 2022 presidential bid. 

This has been revealed by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, who ordered the Internal Affairs Audit Unit and two Directorate of Criminal Investigations officers to probe the incident and bring perpetrators to book. 

In the statement, Mutyambai called on politicians to desist from engaging in inciteful remarks and acts, warning that stern action will be taken against those engaging in the said vices.    


Police were on Sunday morning forced to use tear gas outside the AIPCA Kenol Church to quell violence from two groups, one supporting DP Ruto’s planned fundraiser and the other opposed. 

Ruto-allied MPs Alice Wahome and Ndindi Nyoro were expected to attend before irate youth pelted motorists and blocked Murang’a highway forcing innocent bystanders to scamper for safety. 

Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata is among leaders who condemned the chaos. He tweeted: 

On the other hand, Soy MP Caleb Kositany lambasted politicians in Central Kenya from the Jubilee Kieleweke wing who he alleged were behind the chaotic scenes. Here is what he tweeted: