Azimio Party Leader Raila Odinga now says their was an alleged assassination’s attempt on his life during Thursday’s anti-government protests in Nairobi.
This is the second alleged assassination attempt on his life.
Raila, while addressing the media in Karen, claimed his car was shot at seven times with live bullets, in what he believes was a direct attempt to take him out.
He lashed out at President Ruto’s government, accusing it of taking the country to pre-colonial times what he said were attacks against peaceful demonstrations merely exercising their rights.
He further condemned foreign nations for egging on the conflict instead of solving it by first-and at the very least -not taking sides.
“We condemn in the strongest terms possible what has happened today. Today is a very sad day in the history of this country. This shows that we’re degenerating into the colonial stage, where lives of Africans did not matter at all, because there’s no reason why police should use this kind of force against unarmed citizens who are merely exercising their democratic rights,’ he said.
“My own car was hit seven times with live bullets, and the direction of the bullets were all aimed at me. These people have been threatening and blackmailing us, unfortunately the friends of this country are not helping. Look at the statement released by some ambassador based here you would think that they live in a different country, they’re actually adding fuel to this conflict, instead of being independent and neutral arbiters.”
The Party Leader, further condemned attacks on the press witnessed during Thursday’s protests, where at least four journalists from different media houses were attacked and hospitalized after being attacked by both goons and police officers while covering the demonstrations.
He also stated that the Independent Electrol and Boundaries Commission server should be opened and an audit done so that any doubts about the election be put to rest.