Rowdy youths Saturday temporarily disrupted a funeral attended by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana at Darajani village in Kibwezi East constituency after the former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile severely criticised the county boss.
A faction that was angered by Mr Ndile's comments stormed the podium and a confrontation between two rival groups ensued.
Leaders were forced to cut short their speeches as organisers directed the mourners to the burial site, that was at a different venue.
Pro-Kibwana section of the crowd attempted to stone a chopper that had flown in former Machakos governor's chief of staff Mwengi Mutuse to the event.
However, the pilot reacted swiftly and steered the helicopter from danger.
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