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By Joseph Sosi | Nov 7th 2016 | 1 min read

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto was injured by teargas canister during a scuffle with police at a rally.

Speaking to members of the press Monday morning, Ruto said he had been injured by a police officer who hit him on the face using a canister which cut him deep resulting to his swollen face. 

"I received messages from members of the public while attending church service informing me of disruption of their activities by police when attending a football match and I left to find out why," he said. 

"I called the County commissioner to find out why all these was happening but she failed to get back to me. This forced me move to the scene and find out the officer in charge but they could not reveal, “said Governor Ruto. 

The Governor said members of the public who had gathered to greet him were dispersed by police with some ending up with injuries. 

Police in the county are alleged to have taken sides as he says they spare only those in Jubilee uniform and mistreated boda boda operators using reflectors he donated. 

He says this has is not the first time such incidents occurred in his area accusing Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery of reluctance and trivializing the matter. 

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