6 People Who Have Suffered for Supporting Raila

  • Over the last few months, at least six people allied to Opposition leader Raila Odinga have suffered some form of victimisation for their stand.

    The six have either been arrested, their homes raided and foreigners deported back to their home countries.

    Kenyans.co.ke has compiled a list of the six that includes;

    1. David Ndii

    He is the latest victim having been arrested on Sunday for allegations of incitement to violence.

    [caption caption="File image of NASA strategist David Ndii"][/caption]

    Dr Ndii, who is the Chief Strategist for the National Super Alliance (NASA), was arrested in Kwale, transported to Nairobi for questioning after which he was released on a Sh10,000 police bond.

    The economist is a key member of the Alliance and is among the key proponents of the People's Assembly agenda.

    He was recently appointed to be part of a seven-member committee charged with the duty to oversee the operations of the assemblies.

    2. Jimmy Wanjigi

    The Billionaire businessman's home and office were raided in October over allegations that he was linked to criminal activities.

    According to the Government, the raid was "a clampdown on a criminal".

    [caption caption="File image of businessman Jimi Wanjigi"][/caption]

    NASA, however, claimed that Wanjigi had been attacked over his links with the coalition.

    The businessman managed to stop the raid after securing a court order restraining police from accessing his properties until the matter is heard in court.

    3. 2 Directors of Aristotle International Corporation

    Aristotle International Corporation is a data mining firm that was hired by Mr Odinga's team to offer consultation services during the election period.

    The two; CEO John Aristotle Phillips, and Andreas Katsouris were arrested and deported just three days to the August election.

    According to Mr Aristotle, the police took him around the city while confined at the boot of the vehicle.

    4. 2 Ghanaians Managing NASA Tallying center

    Siaya Senator James Orengo, in August, claimed that two Ghanaians who had been recruited by the Alliance to help with the management of its tallying centre had been arrested and deported.

    According to the Senator, the two were deported because of their links with the coalition.

    The foreigners are said to have been apprehended when getting into the country over allegations of aiding in running the tallying centre.