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Raila has not reported car was shot at, say police

Cord leader Raila Odinga has not made any formal complaint to the police following claims that his car was hit by a bullet during Monday’s demonstration in Nairobi.

Police on Wednesday reiterated they did not use live bullets to disperse the rioters, saying Mr Odinga has not submitted his car for any ballistic examinations at all.

“There has been no report at all and we did not use live ammunition during the demonstration,” Nairobi County police Commander Japheth Koome said on Wednesday.

Cord leaders on Monday claimed that police used live ammunition to disperse the crowd during demonstrations against the electoral commission which turned chaotic when police used tear gas and water canons to disperse the rioting mob.


Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula accused the police of using live bullets to attack the demonstrators and to hit Mr Odinga’s car.

ODM Communications Director Philip Etale had earlier circulated photos of Mr Odinga’s vehicle on social media claiming it had been hit but did not indicate what had caused the damage.

Cord’s communication officer Dennis Onyango also claimed several cars had been hit by bullets during the protests.

But on Wednesday, National Police Spokesman George Kinoti denied the claims that the Cord leader’s vehicle was hit by a bullet.