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Raila Odinga evacuated in grenade scare

Raila Odinga evacuated in grenade scare
Raila Odinga evacuated in grenade scare

Prime Minister Raila Odinga was evacuated from his office on Nairobi’s Harambee Avenue after a hand grenade was found near the building.

The incident occurred just before 1pm according to insiders in the PM’s office.

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“The PM was in a meeting with the Chief Justice when a senior police officer from Vigilance House came and issued instructions that the PM must vacate the building.”

It’s understood that the PM and the CJ were not in any immediate danger and the decision to evacuate them was purely precautionary.

The hand grenade was reportedly found in a building next to the Prime Minister’s office.

The police later gave conflicting information on the PM’s whereabouts at the time the grenade was found.

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About Raila Amolo Odinga

Raila Amolo Odinga (born 7 January 1945) is a Kenyan politician who served as the Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013.He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Langata Constituency from 1992 to 2013 and has been the Leader of Opposition in Kenya since 2013.He is the leader of Azimio la Umoja–One Kenya Coalition Party.

Odinga has run to become President of Kenya five times, with none of his attempts being successful. Each time, Odinga has alleged electoral fraud.

In 1997, he finished third as the candidate of the National Development Party (NDP). In 2007, he ran again for the presidency under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and lost to Mwai Kibaki.

In 2013, 2017, and 2022, Odinga was the runner-up as a candidate for the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), National Super Alliance (NASA) and Azimio la Umoja respectively.After his loss, he filed for petition against President-elect William Ruto at the Supreme Court of Kenya. The court decided against him, and Odinga pledged to respect its ruling.[7]

 

Source- http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2011/09/20/kenyan-pm-evacuated-in-grenade-scare/

 

Raila Odinga evacuated in grenade scare

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