Azimio La Umoja Party Leader Raila Odinga now says the persons who invaded The Kenyatta Family Land in Ruiru on Monday were not locals.
Addressing members of the public, when he visited the Northlands Farm on Tuesday, Raila claimed that the group of goons was hired by senior Kenya Kwanza leaders and were ferried to the property located on the Eastern Bypass.
The attackers who invaded the property were armed with machetes and power saws before they began to cut down the trees as others made away with the sheep.
While condemning the invasion, Raila said the goons were under instructions to take over the multi billion property that saw police officers withdrawn from the area hours before the attack.
“We have been told the criminals who invaded the farm are not residents of this place. They are strangers who were ferried here by lorries and buses,”Raila said.
“We have been told by locals that the plan was to invade and stay on land. We have been able to see a sample of the allocation documents that had already been made.”
Who He Blames
The leader blames the attack on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, who he accused of defaming the name of Mau Mau freedom fighters.
He said the demonstrations called by the government are not criminal acts. Insisting that the opposition had tried to comply with provisions of the law.
‘Therefore, there should be no excuse whatsoever for someone to go invade someone’s property in this manner. It must be something that had been planned for a long period of time.”
“Anyone behind the idea of grabbing land belonging to a Kenyan in this manner, can not be said to be a leader of government if this is something that is being done under the orders of deputy president of this counrty. This country must be very sorry indeed,” he added.
Raila also condemned the attack on his property at the East Africa Spectre Limited on Mombasa Road, where goons threw stones , destroying property at the gas plant.