Police Brutality: Cord Leaders Visit Supporter Fighting for His Life in Hospital

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A Cord supporter fighting for his life in hospital following police brutality was visited by Cord leaders, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. The supporter is among an unknown number of supporters brutalized by police outside Anniversary Towers where Cord has been staging weekly protests to demand the disbandment of IEBC Commission and the sending of the Commissioners home on grounds that IEBC has been compromised and cannot therefore deliver a credible election.

One supporter, who was allegedly shot on the head by police during the protest, has also been admitted to hospital for treatment. Report reaching KSB say that during the protest, the car belonging to Raila Odinga was shot at, leaving a bullet mark on the windscreen. Although Raila escaped unhurt, the incident is being treated by Cord as an assassination attempt. Watch the protestor being beaten to a pulp by police.

RAILA IN HOSPITAL

Okoth Osewe

3 comments

  • it is sad use of excessive force and unacceptable weapons on peaceful demonstrations.
    the UN security council and international organizations and governments to take note and steps to ensure the current violence developing doesn’t get out of hand and Kenya government is reigned on on not to kill and maim his own citizens using lethal unacceptable weapons.
    Kenyans are also concerned about the countries like china{,UK if true},Ukraine etc which are supplying Kenya police which are used by jubilee to maim and kill citizens here to desist from unholy alliance with jubilee government.Kenyans take great exception to countries who supply resources used by police to maim citizens.look at people in hospitals.maimed by police.
    the European union civil society and USA must come strongly to condemn the police brutality and use of outlawed weapons against citizens the way Saddam Hussein used in Iraq or habre used in chad.

  • Baba while you were away

    ‘Baba, while you were away’ activist injured in Cord protest

    Mr Japheth Moroko caught the attention of Kenyans with the mantra that sought to update Mr Odinga on what had been going on while he was away.

    Wednesday May 18 2016

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    He made news in May 2014, when he welcomed Cord leader Raila Odinga with the ‘Baba, while you were away’ mantra.

    Mr Odinga was arriving from the United States, where he had stayed for three months.

    Mr Japheth Moroko caught the attention of Kenyans with the mantra that sought to update Mr Odinga on what had been going on while he was away.

    “Baba, while you were away, they chased away investors and tourists. Baba, while you were away, they closed the lands offices.

    “Baba, while you were away, they paid the Anglo Leasing thieves,” said Mr Moroko, one of the diehard Cord followers.

    However, little is known about the man.

    Mr Moroko made news again on Monday, when he was injured during protests by Cord, which is seeking the disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

    In a series of pictures shared widely on the social media, Mr Moroko is seen seated on the tarmac just behind Mr Odinga.

    Later, he is seen running from police officers, and one of the law enforcers catches up with him and beats him.

    Mr Moroko was later taken to the Nairobi Hospital and Cord leaders visited him.

    Mr Moroko told Nation’s SwahiliHub that he was born in Meru County, and that he is a businessman and an activist.

    “I am the grandson of freedom fighter Musa Mariema, who was Dedan Kimathi’s deputy,” he said.

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