The fight over who will become the next governor of a County has seen two lawmakers fight in public at a political gathering.
A mild drama has played out recently in Runyenjes, Embu County in Kenya as a female Member of Parliament (MP) was on Sunday involved in a physical altercation with a Senator during a public gathering.
Kenyans reports that Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire engaged in a near fist fight with Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti regarding who would vie for the County’s gubernatorial seat.
Chaos erupted when Ms Mbarire attempted to take away the microphone from Mr Kivuti whom she accused of hurling abuses in her own backyard.
“Lenny Kivuti, who are you to come abuse me in front of my own people. Are you the one who commands us here?” she posed.
The matter took an ugly turn when both expressed their intention to vie for the governor’s seat under the newly launched Jubilee Party ticket.
Police were forced to intervene and break what was almost turning into a physical fight between the two legislators. Amid the confrontation, their supporters turned rowdy and begun tearing apart each other’s placards.
Senator Kivuti accused the MP of paying intoxicated goons to jeer him while on the other hand, Ms Mbarire claimed Senator Kivuti had turned up at the gathering while drunk.
The event was later called off as situation threatened to turn violent.
The leaders, who have previously opposed sitting governor Martin Wambora, are said to be battling to unseat the county boss in the 2017 election.
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