Good Morning. I hope you had a restful weekend and are ready to usher in a new week.
Kenyans this weekend marked Fathers day by sharing appreciation messages, images capturing their best moments, and how they treated their father figures on this special day.
Far from the celebrations, on matters of politics, when reports emerged online that both the UDA party and Azimio party had booked the Jacaranda grounds for a rally on Sunday, a section of Kenyans expressed their concerns over how the matter would be handled peacefully.
Some feared that chaos would erupt and true to their speculations, although the Raila allied party issued a statement to inform their supporters that their rally was canceled, the UDA brigade had a rough time after they made an appearance at the venue to meet their supporters.
In an unfortunate incident, UDA party leader Ruto and his allies were forced to seek cover in their vehicles after a rowdy crowd attacked their entourage with stones.
Following the intervention of police and anti-riot officers, order was restored paving way for the UDA leaders to address their supporters.
While speaking during the rally, Ruto accused their rivals the Azimio party of having orchestrated the attack and issued them with a warning.
“I want to tell our friends in the Azimio coalition that they have only 50 days to continue using youths to cause violence. After the 50 days have elapsed, the youths will no longer be available to disrupt political rallies,” he added.
In response to Ruto’s accusation, Raila Odinga slammed him for blaming others for his woes and suggested that he should begin to pack his bags since his time was up.
This online exchange between the two rivals continues to build up tension ahead of the August elections and has sparked a huge conversation online.
What are your expectations ahead of the elections and what do you think Kenyan citizens need to do to ensure a peaceful election?
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Former CJ Mutunga Alleges What Uhuru Realized Ruto Would Do To Him If He Became President
The former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has weighed in on the political atmosphere in the country exactly 50 days before the election.
Mutunga while speaking to KTN News’ Sofia Wanuna on Sunday night gave his thoughts about the dramatic and hard-to-decipher fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
Kuria On KKA Standoff: I Am Certain Rigathi Gachagua Is Under Instructions
Kiambu gubernatorial candidate in the Chama Cha Kazi party Moses Kuria has spoken to Citizen TV about the standoff in Kenya Kwanza Alliance that has brought a dispute between United Democratic Alliance, UDA and affiliate parties.
The Gatundu South Member of Parliament has argued that the top leadership in the alliance is treating with contempt parties from the Mt Kenya region. He claimed that the likes of Rigathi Gachagua as the second in command in Kenya Kwanza was making their stay in KKA unbearable by campaigning against them.
William Ruto, Raila Odinga engage in Twitter spat over Jacaranda chaos: “Maliza Uende”
Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday, June 19, presided over the Kenya Kwanza Alliance rally at Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi.
However, the meeting was marred with chaos as his supporters engaged those backing Raila Odinga’s presidency in a shouting match after disagreeing on who was to use the venue.