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Hundreds In Kisii Crack Social Distancing Rules To Meet DP Ruto (PHOTOS)

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Hundreds of Kisii residents stared at COVID-19 in the face and defied social-distancing rules on Thursday September 10 to mingle freely with Deputy President William Ruto.

A barrage of photos seen by 254news.co.ke showed local residents- scores without masks- fighting to greet the second-in-command who was flanked by South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro.

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.

Deputy President William Ruto is greeted by an excited crowd in Kisii County. Source: Twitter


On Thursday morning, anti-Ruto protests had rocked Kisii town with pro-handshake protesters blocking roads.

The protest is said to be led by pro-handshake supporters, a section of youth confederated to the handshake, and those who support Ruto.

Another wing of Ruto supporters, among them bodaboda riders joined the fray, attempting to repulse the anti-Ruto protesters.

The protesters accused DP Ruto of not fulfilling his promises and the youth were against the DP’s visit to the County.

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.

Protests occurred in Kisii County in the morning of September 10, 2020 ahead of Deputy President William Ruto’s visit. Source: Twitter


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