The Raila-led National Super Alliance (NASA) brigade met hostile reception in Nandi County after members of the public affiliated to the ruling Jubilee Party attempted to disrupt their rally at Kapsabet showgrounds on Sunday 4/06/2017.
Raila Odinga, the NASA presidential candidate’s struggled to address the rally amid jeers and heckling from a section of youths allied to Jubilee in what appeared to be a case of political intolerance of divergent views in an area that predominantly voted for the ruling coalition during the last general polls. .
Other NASA leaders including Raila’s running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Isaac Ruto were similarly booed when they made their speeches.
Bomet Governor and Chama Cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto who was the first on the podium at one point got irked by the constant taunting by the youths and called on police to get them off the grounds.
Mr. Odinga however braved the heckling and delivered his address for about 20 minutes amidst a heavy down pour.
The four times election loser used the platform to push on his propaganda how he will revive the agricultural sector by stabilizing prices for maize, tea and dairy products to ensure farmers got better returns from their investment but the public who are used to his style of politicking could hear none of his promises.
The brigade also met same results in Siaya when they tried to campaign for one of their key financiers, Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga.
Irate youths heckled at Raila in front of the other NASA principals at his Bondo backyard who were calling on them to vote six-piece and avoid ‘madoadoa’.
This is the second time Odinga has suffered a blow in his home turf when trying to advocate for Rasanga’s re-election bid under the guise of the six-piece voting pattern.
Last month in Bondo town accompanied by politicians from Rift Valley, the governor was jeered and booed by a charged crowd forcing him to cut short his speech.
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