Several injured as Mombasa residents repulse Sonko’s attempt to disrupt Azimio rally

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Mombasa residents on Saturday thwarted impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s attempts to upstage the Azimio brigade in Mombasa at the Mkomani grounds where flagbearer Raila Odinga was holding a political rally.

Sonko, who had planned a late entry after Raila Odinga to bring the proceedings to a standstill and make a political statement during the rally was met by a rude shock after Mombasa residents blocked him from accessing the podium, forcing the Wiper gubernatorial candidate to leave the venue in a huff, mowing through the charged crowd with his SUV.

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An eyewitness confides to this publication hell broke loose when the former governor’s aides tried forcing him to access the dais, leading to a gun being drawn by one of his bodyguards who shot in the air to scare off the crowd. Several people are feared to be injured in the stampede.

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