Drama as Joho, Omar rivalry plays out in Raila rally
Chaos at Nasa rally: Chaos has rocked Nasa rally at Mama Ngina Grounds in Mombasa.
The rivalry that has been simmering between governor candidates Hassan Joho of ODM and Hassan Omar of Wiper turned ugly when their supporters clashed.
Hell broke loose after Mr Joho’s supporters attempted to block Mr Omar and his running mate from taking seats on the on the dais.
They shouted at and jeered him.
He finally pushed his way to the podium but his shirt was missing some buttons.
It took the intervention of Nasa co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi to calm the crowd.
Later, police were called in to restore order.
The officers lobbed tear gas canisters at some of the troublemakers.
The rally continued after an over 20-minute delay, with Mr Musyoka and Mr Odinga addressing Nasa supporters.
Mr Odinga later attempted to reconcile Mr Joho and Mr Omar as the incumbent’s supporters yelled “Joho, Joho, Joho”, drowning the presidential candidate’s appeals for calm
“Enough…we have heard…this is a national (Nasa) rally. That is a ballot issue… on 8 vote for the candidate you want…,” he said.