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Orengo: 8 military-trained police officers trailing Raila

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to ensure safety of its presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

Siaya Senator James Orengo told a press conference that eight military-trained police officers have been trailing Mr Odinga since Monday.

Mr Orengo warned that Nasa will hold President Kenyatta and Mr Boinnet responsible “for any lapses in Mr Odinga’s security”.

“This is not an idle statement. It is our deep and genuine concern about the security of Mr Odinga and other opposition heads,” Orengo said. “And we know there is a constitutional ramifications if anything happens to a presidential candidate.”

He said he has written to Mr Boinnet about the officers.

“We are challenging President Kenyatta to assure the country of the safety of Mr Odinga and that of his co-principals. We put the President on notice that we will hold him solely responsible for any security lapses and challenges that affects Mr Odinga,” the Siaya senator said.