CS Kuria Recalls Hiding at Raila’s House After Police Beating

CS Kuria Recalls Hiding at Raila’s House After Police Beating

CS Kuria Recalls Hiding at Raila’s House After Police Beating

On Thursday, the Trade Cabinet Secretary described how a gang of police officers  attacked him, forcing him and other significant people—including politicians and celebrities—to hide in a cactus plantation at the residence of the former opposition leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. On September 21, Kuria recalled that former President Daniel Arap Moi had  imposed a curfew on the opposition politician’s home, ordering that no function or  ceremony should be performed at the residence after 6 o’clock in the evening.

In defiance of the past regime’s wishes and directives, Jaramogi’s family organized  a disco matanga with the help of local officials. “We went back to Kang’oo Ka’Jaramogi a year later to commemorate his life, but the  administration of former President Daniel arap Moi opposed our efforts to observe  the occasion.

The Cabinet Secretary explained, “Former President Moi had guaranteed us that there would be no live music, something that we did not agree with.Kuria claims that Jaramogi was one of the most important people in his life because he prevented him from being expelled from the University of Nairobi (UoN) while he was a student there.

Kuria disregarded the local government’s advice and remained put to take in the evening music in remembrance of Jaramogi, whom he referred to as a father and a mentor. “I’m happy that we are here when I think back on the voyage that Governor James Orengo, Senator Oburu Odinga, and I took in 1994, which took place some 29 years ago.The former Homa Bay senator Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, who gave former Homa Bay senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang the order to represent Kuria in court, was buried here on January 20, 1994. As a result, Kuria received an injunction that prevented him from being dismissed from the University of Nairobi, Kuria said.Kuria described how the celebration attendees had gathered to listen to a local musician who had just begun playing when a group of police officers raided the home.

So, as night fell, more dignitaries arrived, including a former military leader and the former president of Nigeria, Ole Segun Obasanjo.”The music began at about 6:30 o’clock. The cops interfered and fired tear gas at us as soon as the musician Okach Biggy began to play, Kuria narrated.The individuals who had started dancing at the facility were then beaten. Along with Kuria and Raila’s older brother Oburu, the police also pursued them.”The police then surrounded us and ordered Oburu and I to shelter within Kang’oo Ka’Jaramogi’s compound, which was surrounded by a nearby cactus farm.

Later, we were escorted to safety and brought to Opoda Farm, where former Prime  Minister Raila Odinga made chicken for us. The chicken there was the best I’ve ever had in this region of the world, Kuria said in  his narration. Kuria reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that the region develops and is not in  any way left behind, assuring Raila and the leaders of Nyanza of this. “Today, I am here as a Minister, Orengo is a Governor, and Oburu is a Senator,”  declared Kuria.

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