Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua on Saturday, July 18, criticized the government for humiliating former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale.
In a statement shared on Twitter, the former presidential candidate raised concern over the fact that Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who is a renowned ally of President Uhuru, was allowed to conduct a political rally while a meeting of politicians considered to be against the President was disrupted by police.
Martha Karua pointed out that the meetings took place within the same neighborhood and Khalwale’s team was condoling a bereaved family as opposed to Oparanya who was selling political agendas.
“Govt abandons any pretense of adherence to the rule of law @GovWOparanya can hold a political meeting with 100plus yet in the same neighborhood @KBonimtetezi and colleagues are forcefully dispersed when condoling with the bereaved,” Martha Karua’s statement read.
The statement came at the time that Khalwale had become a topic of discussion on the internet for pouring water on a police officer.
In a video that had gone viral on the internet, Khalwale is seen carrying water to allegedly put off the fire before he was turned away by police officers.
The politician who is a strong supporter of Deputy President William Ruto in anger poured water in the officers.
Khalwale in his defense claimed that the officers threw teargas at the house they were starting a fire.
The Deputy President together with his allies have been facing humiliation from the government in what has been considered as a move to weaken the Deputy President.