Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has alleged that there was a plot to assassinate ODM leader Raila Odinga in 2017.
Sonko made the claims through Facebook, where he alleged police officers were under instructions from the ‘system’ to shoot Odinga while in his car at close range.
The shooting, he said, was supposed to happen at the intersection of Ngong Road and Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
Sonko was responding to one of his followers who accused him of pouring sewer waste at Jacaranda Grounds in 2017 to stop Raila from addressing his supporters.
“The order came from above (to pour sewer waste) and Kibicho sent people to Jacaranda so that the People’s President Raila Amolo Odinga did not address Kenyans,” said Sonko.
“Now the system wants to shift the blame to me while they know well they even tried to assassinate Raila when they instructed police officers to shoot him in his car at close range aiming his head at the junction of Ngong Road and Uhuru Park.”
“Luckily the white range rover KBR786S he was using on that material day was armoured,” Sonko added.