A group of young people reportedly stormed the newly unveiled United Democratic Alliance (UDA) offices along Riara Road in Nairobi County on Thursday, January 14.
In a video touring online, the young people were heard singing “Pesa zetu” (our money) outside the party offices associated with Vice President William Ruto.
Some netizens alleged that the young people demanded a salary after booing ODM chief Raila Odinga and asking him to support the wheelbarrow movement in the Burmese market.
“Problems at UDA offices on Riara Road as thousands of young people rush to claim money owed to them,” ODM’s communications director Philip Etale wrote on Twitter.
TBEN.co.ke contacted Hustler Nation spokesman Dennis Itumbi, who claimed the youth were sent by politicians allied to the Kieleweke team.
Itumbi also sent videos in which two young men claimed to have been sent to UDA offices by politicians.
“A friend of mine told me that a certain politician was distributing money in Uhuru Park, so we left hoping to get a share.
“So when we went to Uhuru Park, we were transported by a bus to the UDA offices. We were asked to ask for 2,000 Ksh when we arrived here, ”said one Simon Kamau.
TBEN.co.ke, however, cannot independently verify whether the statements are true.
The incident came a day after ODM chief Raila Odinga was booed by a handful of Ruto supporters at the Burmese market in Nairobi.
He was joined by former Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, supporting the BBI report when the incident took place.
Vice President William Ruto addresses a rally during a Sunday service at Hope Church, Nairobi, January 10, 2021