, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has slammed statements by Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa blaming the party for the recent gun attack in Likoni that left four people dead.
ODM Secretary-General Anyang’ Nyong’o termed the remarks made on Friday as a sustained propaganda aimed at diverting the public attention after the government failed to curb the raising cases of insecurity.
He challenged the County Commissioner to arrest anyone involved in the insecurity if he has evidence.
“This is a calculated slander and disinformation that is in constant with what (Interior Cabinet Security) Ole Lenku said and if Marwa has any evidence of ODM being involved these evidence should have come out as early as when that allegation was made about four weeks ago.”
“I am not surprised that the propaganda still continues, but the Kenyan people know what the truth is,” Nyong’o said.
He said blaming the Opposition will not help in securing Kenyans, and challenged the government to take responsibility as they have the mandate to rule.
Marwa had earlier issued a statement claiming that the County Security Committee had evidence that the same individuals providing security in ODM rallies were the ones causing mayhem in Mombasa.
The ODM Secretary General however refused to divulge if they would take legal action against the administrator for ‘slandering the party’.
“We don’t take knee jerk reactions, we are not a party that is bothered about stupidity,” he added.
Lenku on Thursday warned that signatures to be used for CORD’s referendum push were being collected from Kenyans under pretext they will be allocated land.
In a statement sent to newsrooms, Lenku said preliminary investigations shows that Kenyans are being deceived to give their signatures in various parts of the country.
But CORD retorted accusing the government of jumping the gun because the Coalition had not even began collecting the signature.
The opposition on Wednesday unveiled four experts who were charged with guiding the process.
CORD is required to collect a million signatures for the referendum which the coalition’s leaders say will address issues the country is ailing from.
Among the concerns they want addressed is the disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, insecurity and devolution.