1 Dead, Tires Lit, Several Injured, Road Barricaded in Kenol-Murang’a ahead of DP Ruto’s Visit.

Transport on the Nairobi-Muranga road was paralyzed after youth barricaded the road ahead of DP Ruto's visit to Kenol. Photo: Steve Letoo.

There was drama on Sunday after youth barricaded the Kenol-Murang’a road ahead of Deputy President William Ruto’s church event in the region.

Videos seen by Citizen reporters showed burning tires smoldering on the road, making it impassable for motorists.

Several vehicles could be seen turning back-to probably find alternative routes- in the clips shared on Sunday morning.

Other videos showed two groups of youth pelting each other with stones. The latest came just hours ahead of DP Ruto’s visit to the AIPCA Kenol Church where he was expected to attend a fundraiser.

He will be hosted by Kandara member of parliament Alice Wahome. Kenol residents said they had spotted 5 buses that were ferrying youth to the church event on Sunday morning.

Transport on the Nairobi-Muranga road was paralyzed after youth barricaded the road ahead of DP Ruto’s visit to Kenol. Video: Steve Letoo.

The angry residents said that the youths believed to have come from Nairobi and Thika were dropped off in the town on Sunday morning.

“They were in five buses, and we have never seen them before, they came in and started lighting tires on the road,” a witness told Inooro TV.

A woman who is nursing injuries on the head told Inooro TV that the youth had been paid Ksh. 1,000 to disrupt DP Ruto’s meeting.

She said she was among several others who had come from Thika and Kiandutu on orders to to disrupt DP Ruto’s event.

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