Raila Odinga Azimio leader, now alleges that there was an attempt on his life and that of Kalonzo Musyoka during the Monday Demonstrations in Nairobi.
Speaking during a press conference at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Nairobi, Raila said vehicles carrying the two leaders were shot as they led demonstrations in the city.
“There was an attempt on the lives of both Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. Their cars were shot at but luckily they were unharmed,”Raila said.
Raila also accused anti-riot police of brutalizing Azimio supporters peacefully protesting against the high cost of living in the country.
The leader also said two people lost their lives during the demonstrations, he assured the families of the deceased support in seeking legal justice.
He also demanded the immediate release of all persons arrested yesterday even as he asked the independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights of silence amid ‘misuse of the police’ by the state.
Raila also listed five reasons for the opposition’s calls for peaceful demonstrations, including the high cost of living, nepotism, electoral injustice, defense for democracy and sacking of civil servants.