Raila Odinga Heckled in Iten, Cuts Short Rally
Azimio La Umoja Presidential flag-bearer Raila Odinga was forced to end his political rally prematurely after heckling by a section of rowdy youth.
Addressing a roadside congregation on Friday, April 1, in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, the ODM Party leader was met with pro-deputy President William Ruto chants.
As he tried to popularize his agenda, a separate group chanted Ruto slogans and their voices eclipsed the message of the ODM leader.
The crowd turned against the former Prime Minister when he asked them to answer his Azimio call.
His attempts to win them with what Azimio la Umoja government will do for the region failed but when he chanted ‘Inawezekani’ (it’s possible), the locals responded: ‘Ruto’.
Raila was in the company of Elegeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos and Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino. They first held a delegate meeting in Iten KMTC and later addressed the people in Iten town.
ODM point man and one of the organisers of the rally in the region, Kipkorir Menjo, condemned the incident and asked Rift Valley residents to be tolerant and factions to politicians from other factions.