Businessman Jimi Wanjigi’s second day in the Nyanza region did not end well after a group of people chased him in Migori during a rally.
Wanjigi was addressing ODM supporters from the sunroof of his guzzler when stones were pelted at him and his convey.
The billionaire quickly drove off.
Before the stoning incident, the presidential aspirant told the crowd to back his bid.
He affirmed that Kenya needs fresh leaders who understand that only an economic revolution can save the country.
However, the residents did not seem interested in his sentiments and some of them could be heard chanting pro-ODM leader Raila Odinga’s slogans.
Wanjigi landed in Kisumu yesterday for his four-day tour of the Luo-Nyanza region.
Before arriving in Kisumu, ODM officials in Nyanza distanced themselves from the visit, saying the business magnate did not brief them.
However, Wanjigi said he did not have to seek permission from anyone, as freedom of movement is entrenched in the constitution.
ODM top guns and close confidants of Raila have been accusing the businessman of overlooking the party’s structure in his campaigns.
Recently, ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen claimed that Wanjigi has been cleared by the party to contest for the presidency.
Ong’wen said the Orange outfit only admits knowledge of governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) and Ali Hassan Joho (Mombasa) as the only members who applied to be considered by the delegates for the presidential ticket.
However, this is a contradicting statement, as Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna had indicated that the party temporarily abandoned its project to pick a presidential candidate.
A few days ago, Wanjigi wrote to Sifuna and warned him against short-changing him in the nominations. He demanded the full list of delegates.