Moses Wetangula survives gun attack in Nairobi

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Bungoma senator-elect Moses Wetangula escaped death narrowly after his car was shot at by unknown gun men Thursday night.

The incident occurred at about 10.45pm along Mbagathi Road near City mortuary when the assailantsattacked the Cord politician. He was heading to his Karen home.

Wetangula survived the attack after a bullet hit the roof of the Toyota Prado car but the driver managed to control the car and steered it to safety before driving to Kilimani Police Station to record a statement.

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Police immediately visited the scene and the MP was joined by former Prime Minister and CORD leader Raila Odinga shortly after the accident.

A shaken Wetangula said : “ This is an attempt on my life. It appears the assailants wanted the car to roll before they could descend on me.”

He however said he would not be cowed by such attacks in his political stands against corruption.

Raila called for thorough investigations and termed the incident an assassination attempt aimed at the Opposition to silence their criticism.

“The Government should investigate and bring the culprits to book and also exonerate itself if it was not involved.”

Wetangula of Ford Kenya recently emerged from a successful by-election just before Christmas in Bungoma Senate race after his March 4 election was annulled after a successful petition. He went on to defend his seat after winning with a landslide margin against closest rival Musikari Kombo.

He has been creitiocal about the Railway building project caliming it is steeped in corruption with his fingers pointed at Jubilee Administration.

– The Standard

Bungoma's Moses Wetangula. The senator-elect escaped unhurt Thursday evening when his car came under gunfire along Mbagathi road. PHOTO/FILE

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