In Summary
  • Trouble started when Ms Waiguru criticised Mutira MCA Kinyua Wangui, accusing him of disrespecting her.
  • Calm returned after the MCA greeted the crowd and said he fully supported Governor Waiguru's development agenda.
  • Later, Ms Waiguru dismissed the hecklers as hired goons who plotted to disrupt the function.

A group stormed into Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru's development function on Thursday accusing her of denying their Mutira Ward Representative Kinyua Wangui a chance to address the people.

Tension rose in Kigumo town as they shouted, drowning out Governor Waiguru's speech.

Armed police cordoned off the dais to keep the governor and others safe.


Trouble started when Ms Waiguru opened a modern market constructed by her government and declared that she would not allow the MCA to continue insulting her in public.

Ms Waiguru claimed Mr Wangui consistently engaged in mudslinging yet she had remained patient and focused on development and had respect for all leaders.

"Respect is two-way traffic. I also deserve to be treated fairly as a leader," she said and asked residents if they would want their representative to continue undermining their county chief.

It was then that the group protested, booed and demanded that Mr Wangui address the meeting.

Security officers' attempts to cool tempers were futile.

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