November 22nd 2017

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President Uhuru runs into hostile crowds in Narok, Governor Tunai rejected

President Kenyatta was also heckled and several rally goers walked out of him when he began to address the crowd. However, the commotion was felt in the far reaches of the large crowd that had gathered for the meeting since as early as 11am.

By Free Press Reporternewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comFriday, 07 Apr 2017 18:25 EAT

Part of the hostile crowd that heckled the president.

Narok governor Samuel Tunai was forced to cut short his address at a rally led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto in Dikirr Town in Emurua Dikirr Sub County this afternoon. The governor had began his praise for the Jubilee leadership when angry crowds shouted him out of the podium.

President Kenyatta was also heckled and several rally goers walked out of him when he began to address the crowd. However, the commotion was felt in the far reaches of the large crowd that had gathered for the meeting since as early as 11am. He was able to campaign for his re-election and the election of Jubilee Party candidates despite the loud noise from hecklers who belonged to Chama cha Mashinani and Orange Democratic Movement.

Trouble at the meeting had started when supporters of rival aspirants for the local parliamentary seat booed MP Johanna Ngeno, who later left the president's entourage. Despite the President, Mr Ruto and Mr Tunai, other leaders at the meeting included National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and several MPs.

The DP and Duale were more strongly heckled, but security officers had tried to contain the situation by the time the president spoke.

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