‘You will try but you will not succeed’ -Karua speaks on attempted aśássination of Raila
Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has come out to condemn the police attack meted on Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya supremo Raila Odinga in a plot to 'assassinate' him.
Speaking during a burial ceremony in Gem, Siaya county on Friday, March 31, 2023, Karua insisted that the attack was deliberate to take out the life of the opposition leader.
She claimed that the President William Ruto-led administration through the Inspector General of police Japheth Koome used anti-riot officers to attempt to kill the Azimio leader.
"I asked my lawyers to write a demand letter to IG Koome because it is under his command that yesterday we were assaulted with teargas and live bullets. We had spent more than two joyous hours going through Imara daima and Mukuru kwa Njenga to jubilant crowds who were escorting us happily," she stated.
Karua revealed that the officers mentioned above blocked Raila as he was on his way to CBD through the outer ring road. She says the officers lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd and create a cloud to conceal what was about to happen.
The party leader further claimed that the officers glued themselves to Raila's side of the seat and hurled several teargases before spraying his car with live bullets.
"…At the end, when we were just about to go into outering we found them laying ambush for us. They shelled our cars with teargas and live bullets, before I lost count, I had counted more than 20 bullets of teargas canisters lobbed at our cars,"
She added: "They hurled teargas canisters around Raila's car to create a cloud to cover the direct attempt on him. If it was not an assassination attempt, tell me why you were shooting at his windscreen at the side where he is seated at close range"
Karua further insisted that any plotted attempt on Azimio leaders would fail terribly. She reiterated that only the creator had power over life, and as such, all plotted assassination attempts are bound to flop.
"You can plan all the evil you want, life is in the hands of God that's why you were not able to get him or any of us here and you are not going to get any of us, you will try but you will not succeed," Karua added.