Thugs vandalise Wiper party headquarters

December 31, 2012 6:55 am


The thugs made away with computers containing crucial party information and date/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, December 31 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Democratic Movement offices on Othaya Road were broken into early Monday morning.
Party officials claim it to be a case of sabotage given only specific offices were targeted and computers with crucial information stolen.
Speaking to reporters at the scene of the crime, party official David Musila said only specific offices were targeted and 20 computers with crucial information stolen.
“This is not unusual for us or for political parties during this period. It is clearly a political thuggery. Whoever did this had a motive of destabilising our party. We are also aware that there are those who are not happy with the Wiper Democratic Party having joined with ODM and Ford Kenya,” he said .
He however assured party members that there was no need for alarm as there was a back-up of the information lost.
He said no one was hurt during the theft which occurred at about 1.20am although the night guard was tied up by the armed gang which consisted of about eight people.
“Nobody was injured in the incident. They tied up the guards but never harmed them even though they were armed. They came with two vehicles which they used to carry the computers but did not hurt anyone,” he said.
He called for calm as the police was investigating the incident and remained optimistic that the thugs will be apprehended.
“Generally I can say there is nothing to worry about. Yes, the computers have gone but we had a back-up and there is nothing that we have lost. In any case most of the computers that we lost were used to key in members,” he said.
“All that data is with the Registrar of Political Parties so we want to shame the devil and tell him that he has been defeated if he thought he would destroy the work of the Wiper Democratic Movement.”
Police say the thugs might have been targeting specific information. So far they have not made any recovery.
The suspects are still at large.
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, the WDM party leader and CORD alliance running mate has convened an aspirants meeting of his Wiper party this week to discuss the impeding nominations.
The meeting for the lower Eastern region aspirants is set to be held at Machakos Golf Club, ahead the nominations slated for January 10.
The VP aims to use the occasion to reassure all aspirants that no one will be favoured during the nominations and that the exercise will be carried out in a fair and free manner.


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