A standoff ensued at Kinoru Stadium in Meru County after Tanga Tanga leaders led by Senate Majority Leader Kicphumba Murkomen and Gatundu MP Moses Kuria left the stadium before the BBI rally had come to an end.
As they left, a good number of people from the stadium were seen accompanying them.
However, the speaker was forced to cut short his speech after incessant noise from the crowd brought business to a standstill.
The drama unfolded minutes after Senator Murkomen had spoken.
In his speech, Murkomen castigated the BBI process saying it will not change the well being of the nation adding that government should focus on delivering its manifesto.
Murkomen tore into the ODM leader Raila Odinga accusing him of calling President Uhuru Kenyatta a witch and a chick that was hatched by the computer.
Murkomen noted that there was a need to respect DP Ruto in the BBI process saying he was elected together with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the two are a pair.
Murkomen and Moses Kuria nust stopped reggea in Meru pic.twitter.com/JRoVXA6r3R
— S H Y B E N S O N (@shybenson) February 29, 2020
However, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi noted that the Meru meeting was a testament that they respected democracy adding that anyone was free to leave and enter the venue at his pleasure.
The two leaders had arrived late at Kinoru Stadium at a time when leaders had taken seats and the meeting had begun.
Mwaka wa 2020 ni mwaka kuambiana ukweli. Asanteni sana watu wa Meru na Mlima Kenya kwa kukubali tukemee siasa za utapeli. Kazi nzuri ndugu Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen.
They missed on seats and they stood throughout the meeting, save for Murkomen who was accommodated by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
The leaders were accused of arriving late, with ODM Directors of Election faulting them for missing seats.
This is not the first time the two leaders have been denied seats.
During the Kitui BBI meeting, the leaders arrived at a time when the BBI meeting had begun and found that all seats had been occupied.
A standoff ensued as Kuria demanded a seat leading to an incident where the MP was pictured sitting on the ground at the venue.
Here is how Kenyans reacted to the move by the leaders:
Kenyans like fighting against each other for no reason; Pro-BBI: Moses Kuria has been chased from the #BBIInMeru ; Anti-BBI: Moses Kuria has left with a good number of people… Kenyans trying to weigh their power online…. Pure madness
— Aldrin Ouma Oduor (@AldrinOuma) February 29, 2020
— igweLEVY (@IgweLEVY) February 29, 2020
You can mention Moses Kuria, Sudi et al for all we care. Nobody can stop reggae. I have one vote but Uhuru has 20 million votes.
— 6th April 2021 (@matesobilachuki) February 29, 2020
It goes without saying that William Ruto and his tangatanga brigade are frantically trying to stop reggae but the wave is too strong for the anti-BBI group to do it! Moses Kuria walking out and trying to create a scene is a good example! No human being can stop reggae!!
— THE TRUE PATRIOT 🇰🇪 (@johnnguyo1) February 29, 2020
— Edwin ochieng (@EdwinFrancisOch) February 29, 2020
What did they expect Moses Kuria to do? Stand all day? And nobody should use coming late as an excuse because anyone else would have had a seat however late it is. But si ni #BBINonsense
— Barnabas (@BKiplimo) February 29, 2020
Stupid Kenyans thinking Moses Kuria left with the crowd;which crow?He left with hired goons who he paid purposefully for that kind of drama and shenanigans.Its high time we stop glorifying sucg immature politics.Shame on you Moses Kuria. #BBIInMeru
— Emmanuel Pere 🕗 (@emmanuelperuz) February 29, 2020