Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s bodyguard Maurice Ogeta has narrated his experience while abducted by those he claims are police officers.
Ogeta who had been abducted for three days, explained that he was blind folded and taken to an unknown location.
During an interview with NTV on Saturday, July 22, Ogeta narrated that his abductors kept him in an empty room without food.
“I was held in a room that didn’t look like a police station. I was in seclusion without food and no one to talk to,” he says.
Furthermore, Ogeta narrates how his Wednesday started off as he had received an emergency call from his boss Raila Odinga before his abduction.
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“I was off duty that day and when I received an emergency call from my boss, I decided to rush using my car. I stopped briefly at a car wash to clean my car,” he narrated.
He noted that while at the car wash, a vehicle with Sundanese license plates drove by and another unmarked followed behind and parked at a distance.
“Even though they didn’t get out of their vehicles I could sense they were communicating. I became suspicious but concluded it was just a security patrol ahead of the anti-government demonstrations,” Ogeta said.
Ogeta says the cars turned and approached him.
It was then that one of the car’s occupants rolled down the window to address him.
“It is here that one of them informed me that I was under arrest. I first thought it was a joke. I told them that I am also a security officer, but this seems to have angered them,” he narrated.
In addition, Maurice Ogeta explains that he was disarmed, cuffed, and bundled inside one of the car’s boot.
“At one point, I was removed from the boot and taken inside one of the vehicles, but an officer ordered that I be taken back to the boot,” he said.
He said they drove for what seemed like an hour before being locked in a room.
Ogeta narrates that moments later persons who identified themselves as Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives visited.
Ogeta says his abductors demanded to know Odinga’s plans for the protests amongst other things.
Ogeta’s Abduction and Release
Moreover, Raila Odinga’s bodyguard was declared missing on Wednesday, July 19 morning.
However, the Azimio leader’s bodyguard was released on Saturday, July 22 and abandoned in Ruai, Nairobi County.
The Director of Communication for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) on Saturday, July 22 announced that abductors had freed Ogeta in the wee hours of the night.
Likewise, ODM communications director Philip Etale in a statement at 4:00am, stated that a blindfolded Ogeta was left in the middle of the road.
“Maurice Ogeta, bodyguard of Raila Odinga was released from police custody a few minutes to 1:00am and driven while blindfolded and left in the middle of the road in Ruai towards Kangundo.” He stated.