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Raila: There was an attempt on my life

ODM leader Raila Odinga has claimed that there was an attempt on his life and that of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during protests that were staged in Nairobi on Monday.

Mr Odinga made the claims on Tuesday at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Nairobi.

“There was an attempt on my life and that of Musyoka. Our vehicles were shot but we escaped unharmed,” Odinga said.

Mr Odinga also accused the police of using force on Kenyans who were demonstrating ‘peacefully.’

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“Citizens were acting in regards to the constitution yet the police used force against them. We are determined to confront this,” Odinga said.

The Azimio leader also demanded the release of all those who were arrested during the protests.

“We appeal to our supporters to stand with our patriots who are being held. In this struggle, there is no big or small fighter.”

He declared that the Azimio la Umoja coalition had put in place a team of security and legal experts to examine the conducts and orders used by officers in streets during the protests.

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The former Prime Minister also declared that in second phase of the protests, and in response to public demand, there will be protests every Monday and every Thursday beginning next week.

The Azimio leader was accompanied by his co-principals Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka, Eugene Wamalwa, Wycliffe Oparanya and Edwin Sifuna among a host of other leaders also lauded the media for live coverage of the protests.

He however said that Azimio will not retreat or surrender until President William Ruto’s government lowers the cost of food, fuel and electricity.

“We will continue fighting to constitute an electoral commission. We also demand that the four commissions forced to resign for differing with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati on the result must be reinstated.”

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