Mama Mbogas and the youth across the country have urged Deputy President William Ruto to stop giving handouts to prevent infights during his political rallies.
The Mama Mbogas and the youth say most of them have never benefitted from the money, and sometimes end up fighting.
This follows an incident in Meru on November 17 where the DP had donated Ksh600,000 for boda boda operators, who later claim did not receive any cash and staged a demonstration over the matter.
A number of them were arrested.
The money was allegedly given to Tigania East MP Gichunge Kabeabea, who has since denied receiving any donation from Ruto.
“Such Propaganda won’t help anybody. We are aware of politicians organizing those demos to tarnish the DP and our MP. Stop damaging and tarnishing others with unverified propaganda for political mileage.,” said Lawrence Mutwiri, the MP’s CDF manager.
Kabeabea was forced to use his own cash to bail out the youth after they were released on cash bail.
“I urge our Deputy President to be keen on those who receive the money from him. He should give the money to responsible leaders,” Mutwiri said.
This, however, is not the first time the youth have clashed over Ruto’s handouts.
On October 28, chaos erupted in Kakamega at a press conference organized by Isukha Ward MCA, an ardent supporter of the DP.
Two factions clashed as one side led by Isukha East MCA Farouk Machanje vowed to stop Bony Khalwale from winning the Kakamega governor seat in next year’s election.
They accused Khalwale of not giving the residents Ksh1 million that DP donated to assist youth and women with small scale businesses in the region.
“I’m here as the MCA of Isukha East, and we want Khalwale to come out and account for Ksh1million Ruto donated to help our youth and women,” he stated.
The press conference was forced to end prematurely as police were called to restore order.