Armed youths disrupted opposition leader Raila Odinga’s rally in Turkana East on Friday, forcing him to flee without addressing residents.

Mr Odinga, who was accompanied by Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok, flew to another rally in Lokichar in Turkana South, where they both addressed gathering without any incident.


The ODM leader is in the county on a three-day tour to popularise the new National Super Alliance (Nasa) and urge residents to register as voters in large numbers so they can help the new coalition rise to power in August.

However, Mr Odinga’s visit started on a violent note as the youths, armed with crude weapons, disrupted his rally at Katilia Centre in Turkana East on Friday mid-morning.

They forced the organisers to cut short the meeting and Mr Odinga and Mr Nanok flew to Lokichar, where they pushed Nasa's agenda.

“We have been told that one MP incited youths to come to our meeting and disrupt it. We did not even have a chance to address the rally as stones were thrown at us. We also heard gunshots and we left to our next point, which was Lokichar,” Mr Nanok said.


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