Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, claimed that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, had received intelligence on the Kiambaa massacre days before it happened.
The MP narrated that Raila, acting on the intelligence, put in place measures to prevent it but his plans were unsuccessful.
The outspoken Legislator took to his social media pages where he revealed that Raila had confided in him on the nature of intelligence he had received from the British spies and BBC.
Kuria added that Raila had planned a political rally to preach peace in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu but one of his close allies at the time asked him to reschedule it.Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga (Undated)Courtesy
"On several occasions, Mr Raila Odinga has narrated to me how he was warned by British Intelligence and the BBC of a massive march by armed warriors from Kerio Valley towards Burnt Forest on the eve of Kiambaa massacre in 2007.
"They planned a pre-emptive peace mission in Eldoret the following day, but were prevailed to postpone by a Pentagon member to give space for a 'major operation. Only for Kiambaa to happen on the fateful day. My point is, those tales will not help anyone after people die. Our demand for peaceful elections is non-negotiable," Kuria stated.
Kuria made the comments as he pleaded with Raila and Deputy President William Ruto to prevail upon their supporters and urge them to desist from violence and disrupting opponents' rallies.
The MP noted that ODM and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) should be responsible and urge their supporters to be calm as the political season heats up.
"The counter accusations between UDA and ODM about violence is quite chilling to the rest of the country.
"It doesn't matter who is the instigator. We want an end to pre-election violence and disruption of campaign activities," Kuria stated.
The Gatundu South lawmaker further reiterated that Deputy President William Ruto has the right to campaign anywhere in the country without being attacked by supporters of his political opponents.
His sentiments come after chaos erupted on Sunday, January 16, during Ruto's Rally at the Jacaranda Grounds in Embakasi East.
Videos seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed a section of the crowd engaged in running battles forcing police officers to lob teargas to disperse a rowdy crowd.
This was after a group of rowdy youth attempted to disrupt the rally, chanting that they wanted to be addressed by area Member of Parliament, Babu Owino.Police lob teargas to disperse a rowdy crowd in Kondele, Kisumu County during DP William Ruto tour on November 10, 2021.Capital Groupmassacre armed violence armed
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