Politicians allied to the TangaTanga group have vowed not to relent in their support for Deputy President William Ruto.
This is amid what they have termed as harassment and intimidation from Ruto’s opponents out to sabotage his 2022 presidential ambitions.
Led by Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome, the leaders linked the arrest of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro to a plot to make them back down o\n their support for the DP.
Wahome said they will stop at nothing until they defeat 'dictatorship' and scuttle the plans of those ganging up against Ruto's presidential bid.
"The arrest of Kiharu MP is milestone in our journey to victory against dictatorship in Kenya. They said they will crush TangaTanga MP’s. They also said they will stop at nothing in their StopRuto campaign. These are losers," she tweeted on Monday.
Nyoro was arrested and later freed on Monday night following fracas between him and Nominated MP Maina Kamanda during a church service in Murang'a on Sunday.
The first-time MP is reportedly being accused of incitement, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, a close ally of the DP, criticised Nyoro's arrest and wondered why Kamanda was spared despite also being involved in the chaos.
He said Pro-Ruto leaders will not be silenced and will stand up against intimidation which he claimed is being sponsored by powerful forces.
"Somebody in the deep state thinks they can use force to intimidate leaders. Well, it never works! They arrested me hopping to silence me in 2017. Now they are trying it on Hon Ndindi Nyoro. It won't work! Why haven't they also arrested Hon Kamanda?" he tweeted.