Raila’s bodyguard says probed on guns, Azimio’s mass action route » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22 — Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s bodyguard Maurice Ogeto has spoken on his ordeal under security agents during his apparent detention before his release Friday night.

Ogeto told Kisumu-based Radio Namlolwe that he was asked to sign an inventory on items found in his car which he did with reservations saying some contents were inaccurate.

“I signed part of the inventory. I told them I don’t agree with some of those things because they recorded what they wanted and not what was in my car,” he said.

Ogeta said those who intercepted him on Wednesday morning as he headed to Odinga’s office demanded to know the opposition leader’s planned route for anti-government protests.

“They sought to know the programme that my boss had for the demonstrations’ tried explaining to them that my boss had no programme since he was not feeling well and that he would not go to the demonstrations,” he added.

Ogeto also said his interrogators demanded answers on an undisclosed number of firearms amid intelligence reports pointing to the misuse of privately-held firearms during Azimio protests. 

His revelations came amid intensified operations to disarm opposition leaders accused of supervising the misuse of privately-led firearms during riots disguised as protests.

“For the avoidance of doubt, security agencies are authorized under the Firearms Act (CAP 114) of 3 the Laws of Kenya to inspect premises where firearms are kept, to require civilian firearm holders to produce them for inspection,” Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Friday.

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