Thursday, 9 January 2014


CORD co-principle and Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula a few hours ago (Thursday night 09/01/2014) survived what appears to have been an assassination attempt.The shocking incident happened on Mbagathi Way as Wetangula was on his way to his Karen home. Several shots were fired from a car that was parked across the road. Miraculously all three occupants (the senator, his driver and an aide) in the car escaped unhurt. .

A shaken Wetangula described the incident as an assassination attempt.the incident occurred at about 10.45pm along Mbagathi Road near City mortuary when the assailants attacked 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. 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 claiming it is steeped in corruption with his fingers pointed at Jubilee Administration.The police confirm that they are investigating and working to bring the matter to a speedy conclusion.

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