Police officers have given a contradicting account to that of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka's claims of gunmen firing shots and hurling a grenade at his residence in Karen, Nairobi on Wednesday morning.
The Star reports that police officers said that the alleged attack was fabricated, even as the National Super Alliance (Nasa) principal declined to comment on the incident and leaving it to investigating officers to unearth the truth.
Speaking to the media at his home on Wednesday morning, Kalonzo said:“There’s heavy security presence in my compound; they will tell us."
A senior officer who spoke to the Star disclosed that Musyoka phoned them early in the morning to report that his home was under attack. When they responded, they found him standing outside his house clad in a blue khaki trouser, socks and shirt, while holding a live bullet and a grenade pin. He told the officers that he recovered the two items in his compound moments after hearing a loud bang outside the house.
Kalonzo's bodyguards, who were in the residence at the time of the alleged attack, confirmed hearing a loud bang but they established it was not at Kalonzo's compound. It emanated from the neighborhood, they said, contradicting what Kalonzo earlier told police. They further said they never recovered anything from the compound.
Bomb Squad Unit head Eliud Langat, the DCI's Nicholas Kamwende and other top police officers launched a probe into the incident. They said no spent cartridges were recovered at the residence.
The alleged attack happened a day after Musyoka skipped Raila Odinga's 'swearing in' at Uhuru Park grounds on Tuesday.