In Summary
  • The Mbele iko sawa caravan, led by Mr Kuria, traversed Kajiado County, campaigning for President Kenyatta.
  • ODM offices in Kajiado were burnt on Saturday at around 4pm by unknown people.
  • Kajiado County Commissioner Harsama Kello says no activities had been going on in the offices.

The burning of ODM offices in Kajiado has acquired a new twist with Governor David Nkedianye accusing Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Jubilee Party of having a hand in the arson.

While inspecting the burnt offices Tuesday, Dr Nkedianye, who was accompanied by Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi, Deputy Governor, Paul Ntiati, and ODM National Elections Board Chairperson Judith Pareno, wondered why the offices got burnt a day after Mr Kuria visited Kajiado.

But Mr Kuria has dismissed the allegations, saying the ODM leaders are trying to divert attention from their “diminishing political fortunes in Kajiado”.

“Moses Kuria came here and said that ODM would cease to exist in Kajiado,” What a coincidence that this arson takes place just a few days to the President’s visit to Kajiado,” wondered Dr Nkedianye.

“You don’t look for votes by burning people’s offices. They might have burnt the offices but they have not burnt people’s votes,” said the governor.

He added that they do not need politicians from outside the county to come and divide the people of Kajiado along ethnic lines.

JUBILEE CARAVAN

Dr Nkedianye was referring to the Mbele iko sawa caravan, which traversed Kajiado County, campaigning for President Uhuru and the Jubilee Party on June 30 and was led by the Gatundu South MP.

As the leaders were addressing the media outside the burnt out offices, across the road a tent where President Kenyatta will hold a public rally on Wednesday was being put up.

ODM offices in Kajiado were burnt on Saturday at around 4pm by unknown people.

From left: ODM National Elections Board Chairperson Judith Pareno, Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye and Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi outside the burnt ODM offices on July 4, 2017. PHOTO | JOSEPH NGUNJIRI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

From left: ODM National Elections Board Chairperson Judith Pareno, Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye and Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi outside the burnt ODM offices on July 4, 2017. PHOTO | JOSEPH NGUNJIRI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

NCIC

Mr Memusi called on the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to take action against Mr Kuria, whom he accused of making “disturbing” utterances in his mother tongue.

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