Newly re-elected Senate Minority leader Moses Wetangula survived an assassination attempt yesterday just hours after landing from Mombasa.Â The chilling incident on the CORD leader, also Bungoma County Senator, occurred at about 10.45pm along Mbagathi Road near City mortuary when the assailants repeatedly fired Wetangula’s car. He was heading to his Karen home.
Here is a first-hand account of an aide to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who were among the first people to arrive at the scene:
We’ve just left Kilimani Police Station where Senate Minority Leader Hon Moses Wetangul has recorded a statement accompanied by the Rt Hon Raila Odinga.Â Hon Wetangula had just arrived back in Nairobi from Mombasa. He’d landed at the JKIA where his car met him. They drove from the airport along Mombasa Road, past Nyayo Stadium round about to Mbagathi Way where they came across a parked car near the City Mortuary round about. As Hon Wetangula’s vehicle approached, one of the occupants of the parked vehicle opened fire. The bullets struck just above the driver’s side of the windscreen. The driver sped past the car and headed up Ngong Road where they stopped at a police road block to report the matter. They then proceeded to Kilimani Police Station where the Rt Hon met them after being hosted earlier on at the Churchill Show in Carnivore. The Prime Minister’s security detail has safely escorted Hon Wetangula to his home. No one was injured in the incident.