In Summary
  • The officers were recalled to General Service Unit headquarters in Nairobi on the eve of planned demos against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

  • The demos went on as planned in Nairobi and Kisumu but Mr Odinga, Mr Musyoka and other top officials of the Nasa were conspicuously missing.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday accused the police of a plot to intimidate the opposition after they were stripped of state security.

Mr Odinga’s bodyguards and those attached to his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka were withdrawn on Monday evening.

DEMOS

The officers were recalled to General Service Unit headquarters in Nairobi on the eve of planned demos against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The demos went on as planned in Nairobi and Kisumu but Mr Odinga, Mr Musyoka and other top officials of the Nasa were conspicuously missing.

Mr Odinga said the move by the government to deny him state protection was part of a wider scheme to cause harm to opposition leaders.

The officers, he said, were recalled without official communication.

Mr Odinga, while addressing a press conference at his Capitol Hill offices in Nairobi said under the law, he was entitled to protection by the government.

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