Raila Odinga survived a somewhat ghastly road accident on Tuesday, June 7 but it was kept under the wrap away from public ears.
Director of Communications, Philip Etale, said the shocking incident was not announced but the driver was arrested and later released.
Philip Etale alleged that the accident is an attempt on his life all because of his anti-IEBC agitation. He revealed a public service vehicle hit his car on the side CORD leader Raila Odinga sits.
His statement reads:
“Police have kept this incident quiet. CORD wants to make it clear that no amount of intimidation or public pronouncements that have no constitutional bearing will stop them from pushing the government to agree to dialogue on reforms in the IEBC“.
It was also alleged that police bundled the driver of the other car and later released him.
This is the second time the party is claiming a threat on a Cord leader’s life since the commencemnt of IEBC protest. On Monday, May 16, 2016, Cord reported that there was an alleged attempt on the life of the former prime minister.
The claim said his vehicles was shot at during the CORD anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission demonstrations in Nairobi.
The police questioned why Raila had not presented his car for ballistic questioning after it was claimed that the police shot at the vehicle and posted the picture on social media.
In response cord leaders said the police are acting fishy over the matter. “They made it appear that the wind screen had been smashed by an object like a stone,” speculated a number of CORD leaders and supporters.
Another incident which came to light was a video posted online in September 2014 showing a number of Jubilee leaders and supporters having a good time as one of them threatened to murder Raila Odinga for being a thorn in the government’s side.
Paul Kobia – the Executive Director of Jubilee Alliance Party of Kenya threatened to send Raila to an early grave if he does not take easy with his ambitions.
The video showed that he was addressing a ‘press conference’ in the room, which included Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, singer Jaguar, Kiambu county Governor William Kabogo, two renown televangelists including Allan Kiuna and others.
The threats were nonetheless clear that Kobia defiantly suggest Raila should accept defeat or sacrifice millions of shillings if he really wanted to be country’s president, otherwise, he he said, Raila should just bow to President Uhuru Kenyatta.