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Two MPs clash in church over political differences

POLITICS
By Boniface Gikandi | September 9th 2019

Nominated MP Maina Kamanda during a service at ACK St. Christopher's Mathare Parish in Nairobi, on June 16, 2019. [David Njaaga,Standard]

A service at a Catholic church in Murang'a was disrupted after two MPs clashed over protocol during a fundraiser.

MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Maina Kamanda (nominated) clashed at Gitui Catholic Church in Kiharu, causing chaotic scenes that prematurely stopped the service.

The two legislators traded accusations as they differed over who should invite the present leaders to address the congregation.

The exchange was a replay of the supremacy battle between the Kieleweke and Tangatanga political factions.

Mr Kamanda had been asked to introduce parliamentarians and other invited leaders. But Mr Nyoro, who arrived later accompanied by his supporters, insisted that politicians from Nairobi would not be allowed to preside over a function in his constituency.

Officers from Murang'a police station intervened to calm the situation that almost turned physical, as the leaders and their supporters faced off.

Father John Kibuuru, who was presiding over the service, condemned the incident.

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