Police have dispersed crowds in Nyamira County ahead of a visit to the area by Deputy President William Ruto.
A senior police officer stormed the school compound and ordered everyone to leave as the meeting had been cancelled.
Members of musical bands were forced to leave Kebirigo Primary School grounds after Police ordered people who had gathered at the venue to vacate the area.
“You have a few minutes to vacate this place as soon as you can,” ranted the police officer.
West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi; North Mugirango legislator Joash Nyamoko and his Kitutu Masaba counterpart Shadrack Mose said the meeting was well planned and they had not received any communication halting it.
Kemosi criticized the move saying the fund drive would have helped the youth in the county.
He blamed the County Commissioner Amos Marina for the melee.
“We had a chat with the County Commissioner last week and agreed the meeting was going on as planned but unfortunately he has decided to disrupt the meeting,” said Kemosi.
Kemosi insisted the meeting will go on as planned and the DP must come and support the youths as planned.
Ruto is supposed to arrive at the venue by 2pm.
“We want to tell the police that whoever that is expected here is not a village elder but a deputy President of the republic of Kenya and second in command, we will have a meeting whether they like it or not, we will not bow to mere pressures whatsoever,” Kemosi noted.
He warned the officials from the interior and Coordination of national government that they will not intimidate the DP Ruto’s camp.
“Their days are numbered at the interior ministry and they cannot intimidate or threaten us. We are not cowards,” he said.