Mwangi Kiunjuri forced to flee as heavily-armed police storm his meeting, lobbing teargas

File image of Kenyans fleeing from police firing teargas at a past event

Drama ensued after armed police descended on former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuru, cutting his press briefing short and lobing teargas cannisters in the air.

Kiunjuri and his The Service Party (TSP) had organized a meeting on Saturday, June 5 which was attended by a number of leaders eyeing various political seats when a contingent of armed police stormed the meeting, forcing them to flee.

A video seen by Kenya Leo shows Kiunjuri addressing the journalists at the venue before armed police men move in, forcing him to cut his speech short and flee along with the rest.

The event ended unceremoniously as police officers lobbed teargas at the attendees.

Kiunjuri termed the raid as political intolerance, adding that all the Ministry of Health guidelines had been followed.

“The most important thing that should be noted is that as we are speaking, there are other individuals holding meetings elsewhere,” he stated before the teargas was lobbed in his direction, forcing him to flee as captured in the video below.

Reports indicate that police were enforcing Covid-19 guidelines that ban political gatherings in the country.

The raid comes barely a day after former Machakos Senator and DP Ruto loyalist, Johnstone Muthama was forced to flee as police stormed his meeting which was underway.

Police stormed the United Democratic Alliance meeting in Mombasa, forcing the delegates to scamper for safety.

“We had taken all necessary precautions. We had masks on, sanitized and maintained social distance,” lamented one delegate.

File image of Mwangi Kiunjuri with DP Ruto

“We will use other platforms such as social media to engage with each other. We will regroup and show the country our unity,” added another.

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