Chaos in Kisumu as youths storm meeting in hunt for ID buyers

- Chaos broke out in Kisumu county after irate youth stormed into a women's peace meeting

- The youth were allegedly searching for people buying Identification Cards (ID) from locals in the city

- Police officers were forced to use teargas to disperse the youth who lit bonfires threatening to attack the women

Chaos broke out in Kisumu city on Wednesday, September 13, after irate youth stormed a religious women's peace meeting in the Jumia Hotel and caused fracas.

According to information reaching TUKO.co.ke, the youth stormed the meeting in search of people accused of buying national identification cards from residents ahead of the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 17.

The women were attacked and injured, and their electronics stolen as the chaos spilled onto the streets, resulting in running battles between anti-demonstration police officers and the rioting youth.

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Chaos in Kisumu as youths storm meeting in hunt for ID buyers

The religious women's group was meeting at a popular hotel in Kisumu city when the irate youth descended on them. Photo: Twitter, ******* TV.

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Police fired tear gas and shots in the air to disperse the youth who lit bonfires on the road.

The women are still holed up in the hotel.

One of the women told Capital FM News that they had been meeting when the youth brought down the perimeter wall and shattered windows of the meeting venue.

She denied claims that they had anything to do with identity card buying but instead it was a meeting of 150 women from Nyanza.

Prior TUKO.co.ke reports indicate that opposition leaders accused the Jubilee Party of sending people to the region to buy IDs from residents at a cost of between KSh 1,000 and KsH 5,000.

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Chaos in Kisumu as youths storm meeting in hunt for ID buyers

Police engaged the youth in running battles. Photo: Twitter, ******* TV.

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Anyone without their official card is not allowed to register as a voter in Kenyan elections, thus will not participate in an election.

Female politicians allied to NASA claimed this was a scheme by Jubilee to reduce the number of voters in the region that is one of the major strongholds of Raila Odinga.

Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta will be the only two presidential candidates in the repeat presidential election.

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Source: Tuko.co.ke

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