Preliminary reports have now confirmed that the attack on Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) leader Raila Odinga in Kabenes, Uasin Gishu County, was planned.
According to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, who appeared before the National Assembly Security Committee, the evidence adduced from the suspects in custody indicated that the incident was well choreographed by some local leaders.
In support of this new claim, the CS said that the arrested suspects had a lot of money in Ksh 50 notes, ” clearly there must have been some choreography behind that because it’s not coincidental that the suspects had so much money in the same denominations and some of them were distributing it around that particular time.”
Police have arrested 17 youths suspected to have been involved in the weekend fracas and who have since been presented in court and are likely to be charged with attempted murder.
This is bad precedence with countable days to the next general election whereby violence has started crippling in bringing back memories of the infamous 2007-08 post-election violence.
In your own opinion, how do you think the government should handle Raila’s chopper attack?
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Shock as Mombasa UDA Aspirant is Sprayed With 22 Bullets
Mombasa based politician Ali Mwatsau has escaped death by a whisker after his car was sprayed 22 bullets by unknown gunmen.
Mwatsau was returning home following a prayer session when he was approached by gunmen in Tudor’s informal settlements, according to a police investigation.
Additionally, reports indicate that the gunman fled the scene in two vehicles soon following the attack. The incident happened at around 10 pm near JCC Buxton.
Kalonzo pulls fresh twist in Azimio running mate debate
For the first time since formally teaming up with Raila, Kalonzo hinted that he would deputise Raila.
Responding to questions from journalists on whether he had been assured of the number two slot, Kalonzo said he did not want to discuss “the obvious”.
Demands Made For Uhuru To Resign From Office As Ruto Is Told To Surrender To DCI For Grilling
Calls have been made for deputy president William Ruto to surrender himself to the directorate of criminal investigation (DCI) for interrogation following his public apology to ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
The DP apologized to the former prime minister after his chopper was stoned at Soy constituency in Uasin Gishu. And according to ODM party members specifically Junet Mohamed, the deputy president should submit himself to DCI for grilling.
Junet wondered why the deputy president knew about the incident that prompted his apology to the former prime minister. He accused Ruto of being an insincere leader.