Following the recent tension that has been between the government and the opposition coalition, heinous acts were witnessed on Monday parallel to the coalition’s planned weekly demonstrations where goons attacked land belonging to the former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family in Ruiru which the opposition leader expressed his disappointment in an interview with BBC on Tuesday.
During the interview, Raila said, “What happened in our country is disheartening since in two weeks we have lost three lives from police bullets. It is disheartening since we Azimio followed the law.”
Reports from the scene indicated that the attackers immediately began cutting down trees and clearing the land as others were busy loading and making away with sheep on the farm. The motive of the same still leaves question marks.
The farm, Northlands City, is one of the largest Kenyatta family projects with over 250,000 people population expectation upon completion and is being undertaken through their company Brookside Holdings Ltd.
In his interview, the opposition leader iterated the constitutional right to protest and denied involvement in property destruction and noted that he was willing to meet with President William Ruto for talks upon agreement of two preconditions first which are the opening of the election servers and new election commissioners appointment to be an inclusive decision.
The Monday unrest also resulted in the damage of his Spectre gas cylinder company which unknown individuals pelted stones in the firm vandalizing it.
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