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Spotlight on police brutality as Azimio contributes to support victims

Opposition leaders contributed KSh4Million towards supporting those allegedly injured by police in Maandamano peaceful and unarmed demonstrations.

Azimio launched a Citizen Emergency Fund kitty on Friday July 28, 2023 at SKM Centre at Karen, Nairobi City. Leaders made contributions to support victims of police brutality. Here, Wiper leader Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is seen yesterday taking part in a similar exercise in Nairobi./FILE

Immediate former President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise appearance in the fundraiser. His gracing the occasion comes at a time that his family has had some unpleasant brushes with Dr William Ruto-led government. Earlier, former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta had her Nairobi and upcountry security withdrawn by the Kenya Kwanza government . Uhuru's son Jomo had his Karen home raided by elite police unit allegedly in search illegal weapons.

Former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio leader Raila Odinga were some of the headline appearances at SKM Centre where they each contributed KSh1 Million.  

Former Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka gave KSh500,000 towards the same kitty meant to cushion families that were affected by police push back of protests across the country.

"I want to acknowledge with grateful thanks the contribution of our brother Uhuru Kenyatta of Sh1 Million, and of our brother Raila Odinga of another Sh1 Million, and I am escorting them with half a million shillings", said Mr Musyoka.

Members of Parliament made a contribution of about KSh1.5Million.


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