In photos: Huge crowd defies social distancing rules to mingle with DP Ruto in Kisii

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Hundreds of Kisii residents threw caution to the wind and defied social-distancing rules on Thursday to mingle freely with Deputy President William Ruto.

DP Ruto flanked by South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro during a visit to Kisii town. Photo: Courtesy.

A smattering of photos seen by Citizen Digital showed local residents- scores without masks- fighting to greet the second-in-command who was flanked by South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro.

Ruto strode through town, addressing the crowd from the sun-roof of his vehicle on a visit that had earlier on been marred by protests.

On Thursday morning, anti-Ruto protests had rocked Kisii town with pro-handshake protesters blocking roads.

Another wing of Ruto supporters, among them bodaboda riders joined the fray, attempting to repulse the anti-Ruto protesters.

Normalcy was restored hours later after police officers lobbed teargas at the protesters, successfully dispersing them.

DP Ruto is expected to meet bodaboda riders, market traders and a section of Gusii leaders.

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