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Kidero’s motorcade stoned moments after he dishes money to youths – PHOTOS

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s motorcade was on Wednesday stoned by angry youths in Kawangware, after he had witnessed the signing of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition agreement.

According to Nation photographer Jeff Angote, who was at the event, the youths blocked the governor’s motorcade as he made his exit and demanded for handouts.

Feeling under siege, Dr Kidero obliged to their demands and gave one of his bodyguards a bundle of Sh1,000 notes to give out to the youths. The rowdy crowd however remained unmoved and demanded for more money.

They banged on the bonnet of Dr Kidero’s official car and eventually the governor gave in and handed more money to his body guard to give the youths and this time he decided to throw the money up in the air for them to fight for it.

Youths mill around the motorcade of Nairobi governor Evans Kidero after the signing of National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition agreement at Okoa Kenya secretariat offices in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
Youths mill around the motorcade of Nairobi governor Evans Kidero after the signing of National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition agreement at Okoa Kenya secretariat offices in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

HANDOUTS

It took a third round of handouts for the rowdy youths to pave way for Dr Kidero’s vehicle which promptly sped away.

During the commotion, some boda boda operators were also stoned, compelling them to follow Dr Kidero demanding for compensation.

Kidero’s handlers later accused Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati for being behind the incident saying the youths wore t-shirts bearing Arati’s name.

However, when reached for a comment, Walter Mong’are, the Communication Officer at City Hall, dismissed photos doing rounds on social media showing what appears to be the governor’s vehicle with a broken rear window as fake saying they had been photoshopped.

Nairobi governor Evans Kidero's motorcade is mobbed by youths shortly after he witnessed the signing of Nasa's coalition agreement at Okoa Kenya secretariat offices in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero’s motorcade is mobbed by youths shortly after he witnessed the signing of Nasa’s coalition agreement at Okoa Kenya secretariat offices in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

BLAME IT ON JUBILEE

He further claimed that the governor was not in his official car at the time of the incident.

“The governor was walking in Kawagware inspecting projects in the area and I want to clarify that the images on social media were photoshopped. No one wants to hurt our governor,” said Mong’are.

He also blamed the ruling Jubilee coalition of being behind the photoshopped pictures as a ploy to divert public attention.

The latest incident comes barely a month after three journalists were injured when youth’s stoned Dr Kidero’s convoy after a function in Dandora.