Chaos erupted in Tigania East, Meru County after a cash donation from Deputy President William Ruto vanished in thin air.
The DP had earlier this month taken his campaign trail to Meru where he reportedly donated Sh14million.
Part of the donation, Sh600,000, was meant for boda boda riders and ‘Mama Mbogas’ at Muriri market.
However, the intended recipients did not receive the cash handout, sparking violent demonstrations.
Boda boda riders lit tires along Meru-Maua Road at Muriri market, with some accusing Tigania East MP Gichunge Kabeabea of pocketing the cash.
Some of the riders were arrested on November 17 for the chaos and were later released on cash bail that was paid for by politician Tarsila Kagwiria, the Star reports.
Meanwhile, Kabeabea’s office has denied receiving the Sh600, 000 donation.
Lawrence Mutwiri, the MP’s CDF manager urged the involved parties to be patient.
“Such Propaganda won’t help anybody. We are aware of politicians organizing those demos to tarnish the DP and our MP. Stop damaging and tarnishing others with unverified propaganda for political mileage.,” Mutwiri said.
Mutwiri added that the MP would follow up on the matter.
“I urge our Deputy President to be keen on those who receive the money from him. He should give the money to responsible leaders,” Mutwiri said.