I Was Shot At, Insists Wetangula-But No bullets to show
Moses Wetangula on Saturday questioned the commitment of police in investigating an incident on Thursday night during which the Bungoma senator-elect’s vehicle was allegedly shot at in Nairobi.
Speaking in Kitale, Mr Wetangula claimed that security officers seemed determined to conceal the truth. On Friday, Inspector General David Kimaiyo said that preliminary investigations by the police and ballistic experts had indicated that Mr Wetangula’s car was not shot at as had earlier been reported but had hit an advertisement banner.
“I want Mr Kimaiyo to say what he knows about the attack because a senior police officer called my driver ordering him to record a statement saying he indeed hit a billboard,” he said while addressing a Ford Kenya forum in Kitale.
Mr Wetangula said he was surprised by Mr Kimaiyo’s quick conclusion that his vehicle was not shot at when the police had not even completed their investigations into the matter.
“This is very ironical because I immediately called Kimaiyo after he claimed that my vehicle had hit a billboard where he told me they are not yet through with investigations. So how did they arrive at that conclusion?” he posed.
WOULD NOT BE COWED
Mr Wetangula has maintained that he would not be cowed by the attack. “I have been receiving SMSs from anonymous people who have instructed me to remain silent on the scandalous railway project but I will go ahead to spill the beans,” he said.
Trans Nzoia senator Henry Ole Ndiema hit out at police for jumping to early conclusions before concluding proper investigations into the incident which he termed as a matter of life and death.
“It is very disappointing for the police to be coy around this matter. Are they disputing first hand information of the GSU bodyguard who had heard gun shots?” said Mr Ndiema.
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa demanded that Mr Kimaiyo apologize to Mr Wetangula for misleading Kenyans on the matter by claiming the vehicle had not been shot at.
“Kimaiyo should apologize or else we will deal with him accordingly in Parliament. We want proper investigations since this is not a joking matter,” said the Cord deputy chief whip.
Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi read mischief in the attack saying there was a concealed motive aimed at silencing Mr Wetangula for criticizing the government.
“We see this as an assassination attempt on our leader just like it was done on Masinde Muliro, Geroge Kaptein and Fredrick Masinde whose deaths have remained a mystery,” said Mr Wanyonyi.