Those arrested and Killed by Ruto are martyrs and political prisoners- Raila Odinga.
In a press release titled; Those arrested and Killed by Ruto are martyrs and political prisoners; Opposition leader Raila Odinga wrote to the people of Kenya.
We are yet again in the throes of a liberation struggle. This time, we are struggling to be liberated from politics of deceit, corruption, dictatorship and arrogance. Kenyans have never lost a liberation struggle. We get beaten, arrested and killed but we never lose. In the past, we have suffered detention without trial, police brutality and even a totally compliant judiciary and still we did not lose. We shall not lose the one currently underway.
Police killings durings protests have happened in the past. Almost always, those shot are usually innocent Kenyans not involved in demonstrations. These killings are meant to spread fear among Kenyans so that they succumb to the excesses of the regime. Unfortunately, this time round, it is not just the official security officers that are being unleashed on Kenyans, Kenya kwanza has embedded a trained killer squad in the name of operation support unit into the official security agencies and unleashed it on Kenyans.
OSU, under a Mr. Zakary Kariuki was disbanded years ago and its members sent home. The squad is back. Last Wednesday, they were at Kamukunji firing at protestors and killing some. It is the squad Ruto is counting on “ Kusafirisha” Azimio leaders as Mr. William Ruto had warned
We will soldier on. As we soldier on, we condole with the families of all those killed by Ruto and celebrate them as martyrs of our liberation. We acknowledge all those being arrested and charged and acknowledge them as political prisoners. We shall overcome