Chaos erupted during the launch of the Mulmulwas Movement in Kapenguria on Friday evening after two rival groups clashed.

Supporters of West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo and those of Dennis Ruto Kapchok, the leader of the Mulmulwas Movement, engaged in running battles and fights.

Earlier Friday, county officials stopped preparations for the launch saying the group had not paid fees Chelang’a Gardens, the venue of the event.

The officials also said the venue had been booked by a local church.

Later in the day, supporters of the governor thronged the venue where they danced and chanted slogans.

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