Police: Kalonzo was not under house arrest during Raila oath

January 31, 2018 12:48 pm
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National Police Service Spokesman Charles Owino said no other Opposition leader was put under house arrest during the ‘inauguration/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was not under house arrest on Tuesday, when his counterpart Raila Odinga was being sworn-in as the People’s President.

National Police Service Spokesman Charles Owino said no other Opposition leader was put under house arrest during the ‘inauguration.’

“I can confirm that he was not under house arrest,” Owino told journalists outside Musyoka’s Karen residence, where he has joined a team of detectives investigating a grenade incident at the compound.

Owino would not confirm whether his security detail and that of his Opposition colleagues was withdrawn.

Musyoka cited security fears for his failure to attend their big day at Uhuru Park.

Senator Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi did not also attend the event.

Wetangula linked the grenade incident to their strong positions on electoral reforms.

“If the intention is to intimidate us, we are beyond that,” the Senator said. “Protecting leaders is not a privilege.”

He said the government will be held responsible if anything happens to them.

Wetangula said the incident was not linked to their failure to attend Tuesday’s inauguration.

A bullet discharged from an AK-47 rifle and a grenade safety pin were recovered in Musyoka’s compound.

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