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‘Shadowy operatives tasked with eliminating me’ – MP Otiende Amollo

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 12:18 | By
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo.
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo. Photo/PD/FILE

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo has claimed that there are plans to assassinate him.

In a statement, Amollo claims that 'shadowy operatives' from Kabete Police Station have been tasked with the plans to eliminate him.

Amollo however did not reveal the persons who want to eliminate him, although the claims come at a time Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party politicians have been accusing the government of planning to assassinate its leaders.

He says that the plan to assassinate him is already on, after the withdrawal of his security by the government.

"So they’ve tasked shadowy operatives in motor vehicle KBZ 373 X blue Subaru to eliminate me! A vehicle on the road but no records at NTSA, but operates from Kabete Police Station! And they withdraw my security for the purpose! Well, I’m not afraid. History is replete with martyrs," Amollo wrote.

Amollo to lead bipartisan talks

Amollo was chosen by Parliamentary leadership from the Azimio la Umoja and Kenya Kwanza coalitions alongside Tharaka MP George Murugara to lead the bipartisan talks committee. 

The two MPs were elected to lead the team comprised of Ledama Ole Kina, Edwin Sifuna, Enoch Wambua,  Amina Mnyanzi, Millie Odhiambo, David Pkosing (Azimio) and Boni Khalwale, Hillary Sigei, Esther Okenyuri, Mwengi Mutuse, Adan Keynan, Lydia Haika (Kenya Kwanza).

The bipartisan talks have since collapsed after the Azimio wing bolted out protesting the inclusion of Keynan in the Kenya Kwanza team.

On Tuesday, Azimio claimed that the government had withdrawn security detail for its top leadership, which they termed as an assassination plot against the leaders.

"Last night, Azimio leaders including Prime Minister and our leader Raila Odinga and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka had their security withdrawn," she said. 

"This is suspending the Constitution illegally, engaging in intimidation and blackmail. They are also setting stage for assassinations promised by Moses Kuria on his social media and on his public pronouncement."

The government on Tuesday withdrew all police bodyguards attached to Raila, Kalonzo and other elected leaders under the Azimio coalition.

Raila, Kalonzo and all elected MPs, senators, governors and their deputies are entitled to round-the-clock protection from the state. 

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