Indignant Kakamega residents forces CS Mutahi kagwe motorcade to reroute as they threw stones to the convoy.
It is reported the Kakamega protestors angrily turned into the health CS as they were displeased by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya allegedly ordered demolitions of their stalls.The youths managed to compromise at least eight vehicles.
It is said the purpose for demolishing the stalls was to give way for the CS convoy.
CS Kagwe and his team arrived in Kakamega from Kisumu airport at around 11am, but was forced to reroute to the Mumias Level 4 Hospital after the protestors stoned his motorcade.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala is among leaders who slammed Oparanya over the Saturday morning demolitions.
“I am disappointed by Oparanya for being heartless. He knows very well that currently, due to the coronavirus crisis, Kenyans are facing financial hardships, yet he is at the forefront in demolishing the business stalls that his people are using to eke a living,” Malala said.
Sen Malala and his team have stormed Kakamega Referral Hospital, they accuse Gov Oparanya of lying that the county is prepared to fight COVID-19; Say he has embezzled the pandemic funds. They are also protesting against the demolition of stalls ahead of CS Kagwe tour.
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