Azimio leader Raila Odinga now claims there was an assassination attempt targeting him and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the opposition’s anti-government protests in Nairobi on Monday, March 20, 2023.
Speaking during a press conference at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Nairobi, Raila said vehicles carrying the two leaders were shot at as they led demonstrations in the city.
“There was an attempt on the lives of both Hon. Raila Odinga and Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka. Their cars were shot at but luckily they were unharmed,” Raila said.
At the same time Raila accused anti-riot police of brutalizing Azimio supporters who he claims were peacefully protesting.
“Very unfortunately, during this otherwise peaceful process, many of the demonstrators got hurt and at least two innocent Kenyans were killed in cold blood by the police. We pass sincere condolences to families that lost loved ones to police brutality. We will stand with those families in all ways, including pursuing justice on behalf of their loved ones,” Raila said.
“We will ensure that all those responsible are held to account for the lives that were cut short and the pains of those who got injured.”
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Additionally, Raila is demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of all persons arrested during the anti-government protests.
He accused the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights of silence amid “misuse of the police” by the State.
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