Thursday, 31 January 2013

WAIGANJO '; I WAS ORDERED TO HARM RAILA IN RIFT VALLEY








An alleged police impostor on Tuesday claimed that senior members of a political party and a top police officer in Rift Valley met him on several occasions where sensitive issues regarding Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s campaigns in the region were discussed.
Mr Joshua Waiganjo claimed he was still receiving threats from senior police officers not to reveal past meetings he held with them.
The sessions, he said, were to strategise for the political campaigns and that one of the police vehicles whose colour and registration numbers were changed was to be used.
“I am the one who changed the colour as instructed. Though I am not there, some of the people who were supposed to use the vehicle for reasons am yet to disclose are still there,” he added.
Mr Waiganjo, in an exclusive interview with the Nation, said he wanted to meet the PM “after his attempts to talk to police boss David Kimaiyo failed”.
He also said they held other meetings in Njoro, Anti-Stock Theft Unit officers’ mess in Gilgil and in Eldoret’s Sirikwa Hotel.
“I am confident that the PM will grant me the opportunity to tell him the truth. Some of the issues discussed are sensitive and have a bearing on the forthcoming General Election, especially in the Rift Valley,” he said.
He disclosed that on October 19 and 20, last year, he met a senior police officer and an official of the Naivasha Council of Elders, who is also a member of the said political party and discussed the ODM campaigns.
“I am ready to share what we discussed at the Heritage Hotel in Naivasha and the role I was given to play,” said Mr Waiganjo on Tuesday at the Naivasha Law Courts.
He claimed his problems started when he refused to divorce his wife as demanded by the senior police officer who said “she risked leaking some of the sensitive information to other parties as the electioneering period approached”.
“Following the meetings, some money was deposited in my Cooperative Bank account and the police officer should tell Kenyans what this money was meant for,” said Mr Waiganjo.
Though he had earlier stated that he refused to appear before the commission investigating his case since he was not allowed legal representation, Mr Waiganjo on Tuesday said he had met a member of the probe team earlier and considering their discussion, he felt the commission had already formed an opinion about the whole saga.

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