Rigathi Gachagua, the running mate of deputy president William Ruto, is fortunate to be alive when violence broke out at the Kenya Kwanza event in Meru.
Disgruntled youngsters began throwing stones at Gachagua, forcing him to end his address early and flee for his life.
The boisterous youngsters continued by stone-throwing every Ruto-supporting leader there.
While police were forced to use tear gas canisters to disperse the agitated crowd during Gachagua’s visit in Mutuati, where he had earlier presided over calm marches, there was violence.
The altercation resulted in injuries to an undetermined number of spectators.
While Gachagua was airlifted out of the area to safety, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi accused Raila Odinga’s Azimio of being responsible for the clashes.
With 26 days till the general election on August 9th, it would seem that Ruto is no longer Mount Kenya’s ruler.