Former Kitui mayor Martha Mwangangi has been crushed to death and former Lands minister Charity Ngilu has cheated death after protests opposing the demolition of kiosks turned tragic in Kitui town on Friday.
Ngilu was leading a protests against the Kitui County government against the demolition of the kiosks.
Mrs Ngilu was almost run over by the county government fire engine that killed Ms Mwangangi.
Anti riot police have been sent at the scene to quell the demonstrations.
Trouble started when the traders woke up to the shock of finding their kiosks flattened, sparking demonstrations all over Kitui town.