Bomb squad sent to prominent Kenyan opposition politician’s home


Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya President

The bomb squad has been sent to a prominent Kenyan opposition politician’s Nairobi home after a device was hurled into his compound early Wednesday, local media reported.

The attack on the home of Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) leader Kalonzo Musyoka came a day after he failed to turn up to a controversial ceremony at which his colleague Raila Odinga swore himself in as the “people’s president,” the Nation reported.

A security guard told police that people in two vehicles drove by the home, fired guns and hurled an object that looked like a grenade into Musyoka’s compound in the affluent suburb of Karen at about 2 a.m. (2300 GMT Tuesday).

Karen police spokesman Cunningham Suiyanka said that no one was injured.

Odinga and Musyoka are co-principals of the National Super Alliance and Musyoka was supposed to have been sworn-in as…

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