Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has dismissed “unfounded” claims that former president and Azimio council chairman Uhuru Kenyatta is funding the opposition’s antigovernmental protests.
Odinga gave an interview to the BBC where he maintained that Kenyatta does not engage in Azimio’s “domestic issues”, despite still being a member of the movement.
“There have been unfounded allegations that Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta is funding the current protests. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Odinga said
“Yes, Uhuru Kenyatta is a member of this movement, he is still the chairman of this movement, but he’s restrained himself and has had no time to engage in domestic issues at all, neither has he commented or talked about what is going on in the country,” he added.
Thugs invaded the Kenyatta family land along the Nairobi Eastern Bypass in the morning, cut down trees and made away with sheep, hours after which Odinga’s gas company was attacked and several windows shattered.
“They had planned, this cannot be an accident. They have been talking about it and have gone public saying they are going to invade Uhuru’s farm,” Odinga said.
Last week, National Assembly Majority Leader and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah publicly warned that Kenyatta’s family land could be invaded by locals if he continued what he described as financing Azimio protests.
“I want to ask our former president to respect other people’s property. If you cannot do that, we have so many questions to ask you starting with the land you occupy in Ruiru, Taita Taveta, and Nakuru. If you attack people’s property, we will also attack your land and ensure those that do not also get a share,” he said in Kirinyaga.
The MP later distanced himself from the invasion, saying on Tuesday that his comments were just a warning Kenyatta for allegedly funding Azimio protests.