Drama ensued during Azimio la Umoja political rally in Nairobi County after a scuffle between Nairobi senatorial candidate, Edwin Sifuna and blogger Robert Alai who is eyeing the Kileleshwa ward seat.
According to close sources the two are said to have differed over a chance to address a rally in Kawangware, Nairobi County.
The shameful scene caused by the two aspiring leaders did not go well with the Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate, Raila Odinga who was irked by the scuffle.
This prompted Raila to intervene and order the two from disrupting his event.
Raila could be heard shouting at the duo after he lost his temper and was also perplexed by the magnitude of the brawl.
“Alai, Alai. What is happening!” Raila Odinga exclaimed after his attention was drawn to the two Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) politicians.
The rally resumed minutes later after calm was restored.
Once sanity was restored Raila urged the residents to vote for Azimio as it was capable of reviving the economy. He also rallied women to support his running mate, Martha Karua, and other ODM candidates.
“Don’t vote for me and leave me isolated in Parliament. I do not want to be a captive president. My opponents will intimidate me with impeachment every day. I want you to give me MPs and MCAs,” he stated.
Prior to the altercation between Sifuna and Alai the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) had warned of the rising number of violent cases in political rallies ahead of the forthcoming elections campaigns.
At the same time Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati also issued a warning to politicians about the rising amount of political violence melted at rallies.
Chebukati urged politicians to conduct their campaigns within the electoral code of conduct.