Azimio executives in Moyale, Marsabit County on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s tour of Moyale, Marsabit County was briefly halted after violence broke out between the coalition’s internal camps – with some youths throwing rocks at the VIP dais.
Police were forced to intervene and disperse the crowd on Thursday June 23, as some supporters of Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali and those affiliated with Treasury CS Ukur Yattani clashed.
The clash occurred when most of the VIPs had taken their seats on the dais, although Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua did not arrive.
Rival groups threw rocks at the dais – forcing Yattani’s and Ali’s bodyguards to form a ring to protect them from harm.
When Raila and Karua arrived at the event, the crowd had not yet calmed down but normality was restored soon after.
Similar battles for supremacy between candidates from the Azimio la Umoja One coalition have been seen in Isiolo, threatening to damage its fortunes in the August 9 general election.
The differences between the candidates came to light on Tuesday, June 21, when Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga traveled to the county to sell his manifesto.
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