Drama unfolded during Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting in Tigania East yesterday after two MPs engaged in a brief physical fight.

The fight between Tigania East MP Josphat Kabeabea his East Africa Legislative Assembly counterpart Mpuru Aburi was sparked by escalated political rivalry.

The ugly scene occurred as DP Ruto commissioned the construction of Thanantu-Mulika road as each of the two lagislators sought to take credit for the project.

It all began with a bitter exchange which transitioned to a brief physical fight. Security officers moved in swiftly and separated the two legislators before they could engage in a full-blown war, exchanging blows.


DP Ruto commissioning the construction of the road project ate the center of the dispute Tigania East MP Josphat Kabeabea (left) and Eala MP Mpuru Aburi (Courtesy)


The fallout was preceded by a fierce supremacy battle as supporters of the two MPs engaged in a shouting match.

Aburi who lost to Kabeabea in the Tigania East parliamentary elections is said to have claimed credit for the project, prompting Kabeabea’s supporters to print banners to assert his authority and claim credit for the road.

The bitter clash was condemned by a section of area leaders who urged Aburi to give the current MP room to develop the constituency.



DP Ruto during his tour of Tharaka Nithi county where he declared support for the referendum (Courtesy)


“Mr Aburi should give space to Mr Kabeabea to do his work as the MP for Tigania East. It is a shame that their differences have reached a point of fighting in public.” Mikinduri MCA Gabriel Chokera said.

“Aburi was preventing Kabeabea from going near the deputy president leading to the altercation. Were it not for the security detail, they could have fought,” he added.