Police surround Wetangula’s home as the senator’s convoy is tear-gassed in Kimilili Town

By John Makuba On Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 15:27 | < 1 min read
Friday, June 13 was the first time Moses Wetangula was setting foot in Bungoma since he was temporarily ousted as Ford Kenya Party Leader. [PHOTO: JOHN MAKUBA | K24 DIGITAL]
Friday, June 13 was the first time Moses Wetangula was setting foot in Bungoma since he was temporarily ousted as Ford Kenya Party Leader. [PHOTO: JOHN MAKUBA | K24 DIGITAL]
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    It is believed Wetangula and Mudavadi are affiliated to Deputy President William Ruto’s camp, which is increasingly being “targeted” by the State.

A contingent of police officers on Friday morning camped outside Ford Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula’s home in Namuyemba Village on the outskirts of Bungoma Town.

It remains unclear why the law enforcement officers threw a cordon around the Bungoma senator’s residence.

Friday, June 13 was the first time the former Senate Minority Leader was setting foot in Bungoma since he was temporarily ousted as Ford Kenya Party Leader.

Wetangula was doing stop-overs in Bungoma Town in the company of former Majority Whip in the National Assembly Benjamin Washiali, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, his Kwanza counterpart Ferdinand Wanyonyi, Kiminini lawmaker Chris Wamalwa, his Bumula counterpart Mwambu Mabonga, and Bungoma Woman Rep. Catherine Wambilianga, as police waited for him outside his home.

K24 Digital understands that orders “from above” had been issued for Wetangula’s arrest over claims that he held a political gathering contrary to COVID-19 containment measures.

When we reached Bungoma County Police Commander, Mutungi Musyoki, for comment, he said he couldn’t speak because he was in a meeting.

Friday afternoon, the contingent of police officers who had camped outside Wetangula’s home, were seen leaving the premises one after the other.

Wetangula’s motorcade was, however, teargassed at Kamukuywa area in Kimilili Town over reasons yet to be known.

It is believed Wetangula and ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi are affiliated to Deputy President William Ruto’s camp, which is increasingly being “targeted” by the State.

Both leaders are said to have refused to sign co-operation agreements with Jubilee Party as pushed for by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Devolution minister Eugene Wamalwa.

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