Azimio One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga Sunday alleged that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is planning an operation of mayhem during their Monday protest.
Raila said the DP was coordinating to plant hired goons in their peaceful demonstrations.
“To realize his evil and bloody plans against otherwise peaceful protesters, Gachagua has set up an armory and command centers in two different locations at a house next to the Bomas of Kenya that belongs to a former Cabinet Secretary and another on Hillcrest Drive, Nairobi, belonging to a serving Cabinet Secretary,” Raila said in a notice.
“These two homes are currently being stocked with all sorts of modern and crude weapons including guns, pangas, and machetes for the said operation.”
He said the weapons are being ferried to the venue in a vehicle camouflaged as St. Mary’s Ambulance.
He claims that the same weapons are being dispatched to upcountry locations in Western and Nzanya together with uniforms.
“A number of rebel Azimio MPs from these regions have been deployed in support of this dirty mission especially in western Kenya and Nyanza.”
Raila claimed that public service vehicles have been hired to drop the goons in respective areas where their demonstrations will take place.
“In Nairobi, public service vehicles belonging to Embassava, Zuri, and Forward Sacco’s have been deployed to ferry youths to places like Jogo Road, Kibra, Pandora, Hyrum, Muthurwa, Kayole, Kariobangi, Korogocho, Mlango Kubwa, Githurai 44 and Githuri 45.”
He alleged that Key leaders in the coalition are targeted in the ill mission.
“Their mission is to target Azimio leaders in Nairobi including Hon. Babu Owino, Hon. Opiyo Wandayi, and Hon. Edwin Sifuna, and Hon. Jeremiah Kioni, among others. When this planned mayhem comes to pass, Gachagua must be prepared to take full responsibility for it”
Police roadblocks were all over on major roads and estates.
This was worse in informal settlements where police patrols were heightened ahead of the protests.
In the CBD, most shops remained closed for the better part of the morning hours.