Senior Statehouse Official Reveals How Raila Has Been Working With Mungiki

  • Senior Statehouse Official Dennis Itumbi on Sunday revealed that the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has had a long-standing relationship with the outlawed Mungiki sect.

    The Senior Director of Digital Communication in the Office of the President disclosed that the opposition leader should be held responsible for any actions blamed on the Mungiki.

    "Raila has had a politically romantic relationship with Mungiki leadership," he claimed.

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    He further went to give three instances of when Mr Odinga showed his support for the outlawed sect.

    "In 2002 they (Mungiki) burnt Uhuru Kenyatta effigy near Jomo Kenyatta burial site in Parliament. During the Kangema By-Elections in 2012, Raila who was Prime minister openly backed Mungiki.

    "Thirdly, Uhuru rejected Maina Njenga's candidacy in Kanu in 2002 and did the same in 2017," he explained.

    Mr Itumbi's allegation comes after four people were found killed on Sunday morning in Baba Dogo.

    Reports from areas residents indicated ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the outlawed Mungiki sect.

    However, Nairobi Police Boss, Japheth Koome insisted it was a regular crime.

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    [caption caption="File image Raila Odinga with Anyang' Nyong'o and Maina Njenga"][/caption]

    On Sunday afternoon, Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch was shot in the leg during running battles in Baba Dogo area in Nairobi.

    Reports indicate that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) legislator was rushed to Nairobi Hospital for treatment.

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