BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH JUNE,2022-Police officers have withdrawn from Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi after sealing the venue Sunday morning to avert a clash between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja coalition rallies.
The two entities claimed to have booked the venue to hold their rallies, forcing the police to take over the grounds.
According to the police, all events set to be held at the premises were cancelled due to security reasons.
Chaos erupted when opposing sides started hurling stones forcing the police to lob teargas to disperse the rowdy youths. Kenya Kwanza had reportedly booked the venue on the same date as the Azimio camp.
At the same time, Embakasi East Babu Owino who is affiliated with the Azimio pact confirmed in a letter that he had booked the venue for the same agenda as Kenya Kwanza.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said both events had been cancelled due to a double booking.
The Kenya Kwanza leaders who attended a church service at Jesus Winner Ministry in Roysambu, Nairobi County finally held their planned rally at the Grounds in Embakasi East.