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CORD condemns Watengula shooting

10 January 2014, 20:31

Nairobi - Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) denounced the shooting of Moses Wetangula, the Bungoma senator-elect.

He survived the attack on Thursday.

CORD legislators, led by Senator James Orengo, called for a probe into the attempted murder of a political leader.

"The shots fired at Senator Wetangula's car were obviously intended to kill him," said Honorable Orengo. The Senator said that the incident requires immediate investigation and police investigation. He added that since the case was reported at midnight no senior police officer or member of government has contacted Wetangula over the incident," said Orengo.

"Kenyans are not ready to lose another life to assassination saying that there have been many lives that have been lost to murder and have not yet been conclusively investigated," Orengo said.

Orengo said that Wetangula had been vocal on speaking against insecurity in Bungoma and the alleged corruption that has marred the Standard Gauge Railway project.

He alleged that Wetangula had received threats regarding his sentiments on the scheme on his phone.

He said Wetangula showed a copy of a letter he presented to the Inspector General of Police, David Kimaiyo, dated October last year after he had received threats on his life.

"Nothing has been done by the police on the matter. This shows that no one cares if Wetangula loses his life."

- CAJ News


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