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Ruto criticizes Makueni shooting

23 September 2014, 17:38 William Korir

Nairobi - Deputy president William Ruto has criticized the shooting at the Makueni County Assembly which left four people injured.

The shooting, which was sparked by an impeachment motion against Governor Kivutha Kibwana caused furore amongst many for its lack of sense or decorum.

It also brought focus to the increased use of firearms in the country to discharge 'justice'.

Ruto, said Tuesday that the incident showed an increased lack of political tolerance that must immediately be dealt with.

Read also: Three shot in Makueni County Assembly chaos

" The kind of political intolerance being witnessed in the country is primitive and should stop, he said.

" Kenyans must learn to deal with differing opinions in the right manner and love to treat persons with tolerance and respect regardless of affiliation, he added.

A guard to Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana was shot in the chaos emanating from the ongoing impeachment process on the Governor.

Two others, including the Makueni County Chief of Staff were also shot, Tuesday morning.

It is alleged that the person who shot at the people, was guards protecting the County Assembly Speaker.

Read also : Referendum rallies banned in Elgeyo-Marakwet County

The chaos took place in the Makueni County Assembly as protesters stormed a meeting aimed at impeaching Governor Kivutha Kibwana with the intention to stall it.

Kibwana is under pressure from sections his County Assembly over his apparent leadership skills and even pondered resignation last year.

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