Police officers on Saturday, June 5 disrupted a recruitment exercise by The Service Party (TSP) in Chogiria Ward, Maara Constituency, in Tharaka Nithi County.
The meeting was led by TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri and a host of aspirants eyeing various elective seats in the 2022 General Election.
Police were forced to lob teargas canisters to disperse the crowd that had attended the meeting.
Journalists who were interviewing politicians were not spared either, as police lobbed tear gas at them, with the former cabinet secretary’s address ending prematurely.
Kiunjuri has since condemned the action by police, accusing them of being used by the State to scuttle any plans by opposing politicians, heading into next year’s elections.
“As we speak, there are already people who are holding meetings in other place including in the house of a Member of Parliament that is already going on,” lamented Kiunjuri.
Kiunjuri insists that the police had no reason to scuttle his meeting as all Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols were observed.