President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned Friday’s incident involving a helicopter carrying his political ally Raila Odinga, saying it could endanger the nation.
President Kenyatta spoke at the Embakasi pipeline area after attending a service at Homeland African Church where he was accompanied by seven cabinet secretaries.
“Unapiga ndege imekufanya nini?Kama kitu ingetokea hapo hilo jiwe ligonge huyo mzee, si hiyo ni moto ungewaka taifa letu la Kenya?Tunataka mambo kama haya? (If a terrible thing were to happen from this, wouldn’t the land be hot?” Is this what we want?) “He asked
Odinga’s helicopter was attacked by unknown individuals as he traveled to Soy to attend the funeral of prominent businessman Jackson Kibor.
here is the video to his remarks:https://youtube.com/shorts/TaQiSq5pL5Y?feature=share
Police arrested 17 suspects for questioning and called in three politicians accused of plotting the attack.
Soya MP Caleb Kositany, Oscar Sudi of Kapsaret and Uasin Gishu chairman David Kiplagat were interviewed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday about the incident that damaged the helicopter’s windshield.
DCI made the call after Odinga and the politicians who accompanied him Kositany and Sudi to provocation.
Lawmakers have denied the allegations even though the government was reluctant to launch an investigation into attacks on Vice President William Ruto with similar zeal.
Ruto suffered a concussion during a campaign tour in Kisumu Kondele Street in November 2021 after violent youths broke the rear window of his official car.
Police blamed Ruto for carrying out the visit when he was notified of possible violence. He was also accused of causing animosity among young people by distributing money.