Dr William Ruto addressing wananchi in Kisii town on his way to Kitutu Chache South and South Mugirango for boda boda, women, and youth groups empowerment programs, Kisii County.
Ruto strode through town, addressing the crowd from the sun-roof of his vehicle on a visit that had earlier on been marred by protests.
On Thursday morning, anti-Ruto protests had rocked Kisii town with pro-handshake protesters blocking roads.
Another wing of Ruto supporters, among them bodaboda riders joined the fray, attempting to repulse the anti-Ruto protesters.
Normalcy was restored hours later after police officers lobbed teargas at the protesters, successfully dispersing them.
DP Ruto is expected to meet bodaboda riders, market traders and a section of Gusii leaders.