Government has withdrawn bodyguards of Raila, Martha and Kalonzo, Azimio says
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party has addressed the recent alleged withdrawal of security of its leaders.
Led by Azimio leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Martha Karua, they revealed that the Kenya Kwanza administration had allegedly withdrawn all security personnel previously assigned to them and other Azimio leaders.
“We are making this disclosure not because we are desperate for State protection. We are aware that millions of Kenyans are exposed to danger every day and our lives are not in any way more precious than those of other Kenyans,” read the press release in part.
In the press conference, Azimio claimed that a police ‘killer squad’ had been involved in recent shootings where peaceful protesters were killed in places like Kamukunji, Mlolongo, and Jogoo Road.
Furthermore, Martha Karua accused President William Ruto of promoting violence and instructing supporters to engage in confrontations with protestors.
Despite the withdrawal of their security and the alleged campaign of intimidation, Azimio confirmed that the planned protests scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday would proceed as previously announced.
Martha Karua took the opportunity to rally more Kenyans to sign the petition seeking to oust President Ruto from power, adding that they have collected over six million signatures.
The Azimio One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga was, however, missing from the press conference.