Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has stirred emotion with his social media message alleging that ODM leader survived an assassination attempt in 2017.
In the post which was shared across his social media platforms on Sunday evening, November 8, Sonko appeared to express concerns over what he termed as dictatorship tendencies in Africa.
Sonko posted a video that recounted the events of November 17, 2017, when Odinga returned to a heroic welcome at JKIA.
Kenyans who had gone to the airport to receive the ODM leader were engaged in running battles with police officers who hurled teargas canisters to disperse them.
Raila’s daughter Winnie would later recount the events, offering details on how the former prime minister was almost shot while inside his car.
“The most frightening moment was when a bullet hit the windscreen and shattered it. Had it not been a bulletproof car, that bullet would have hit Mzee. Two bullets also hit the car on the side I was sitting,” Winnie stated at the time.
Authorities refuted the claims, arguing that no bullets were used on that particular day.
Many of Sonko’s followers questioned why the governor was making reference to the 2017 incident, given that Odinga had already made peace with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
A number of Kenyans argued that the county boss was wittily trying to get back at the Head of State by trying to force a rift between him and Odinga.