Prior to the Monday, March 27, anti-government protests, ODM leader Raila Odinga sensationally claimed that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua was planning mayhem against protestors.
In a statement, the former Prime Minister said the deputy president had hired goons who were being stocked with all sorts of modern and crude weapons including guns, pangas, and machetes for the said operation.
Raila said the weapons and forces’ uniforms were transported in a vehicle camouflaged as St. Mary’s Ambulance.
“To realize his evil and bloody plans against otherwise peaceful protestors, Gachagua has set up an armory and command centers in two different locations at a house next to the Bomas of Kenya that belongs to a former Cabinet Secretary and another on Hillcrest Drive,” Raila said.
Taking to his official Twitter shortly after the protests turned chaotic, Raila shared footage of suspected goons using an ambulance.
Shortly after alighting, the goons were captured hurling teargas canisters at the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party protesters.
In the video, the young men who were armed with guns were seen alighting from the ambulance wearing military uniforms and reflectors.
In my statement yesterday, I mentioned this particular vehicle camouflaged as St Mary’s Ambulance. They weren’t holding medical equipment today were they?” posed Raila captioned.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party chief further regretted that article 35 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I provide respect for and protection of medical transports had been violated.
“Article 35 of the 1949 Geneva Convention 1 provides the respect for and transportation of medical transports. In the Application of International Humanitarian Law,
“Medical transportation may in no circumstances be used to shield combatants, military objects, or operations from attack,” Raila added.