Kenyans voters are still numb with shock even as they seek answers from a very bizarre incident that took place late last night.
Acting on a tip off police did what they would usually not do. They stopped an Assistant Minister’s official GK vehicle and searched it. It is what they found inside that has shocked the nation. There was an assortment of crude weapons including Pangas, whips and arrows. Dozens of them. Eye witnesses say that there were slightly over 200 whips!!
Reports indicate that suspicious Nakumatt Supermarket staff (where some of the crude weapons were purchased) were suspicious and quickly tipped off the police who swung into action.
The vehicle and assorted crude weapons are detained at a Nakuru police station. The government (GK number plates) vehicle was headed for Western Kenya at the time the police made their shocking discovery. The vehicle belongs to assistant minister for Water Raphael Wanjala of the PNU party. Mr Wanjala is the immediate former MP for the floods prone Bundalangi constituency.
There are numerous questions that beg for answers. Who financed the purchase of the weapons and what was the real objective of the election violence which the weapons were aimed at perpetrating?
For a long time now many analysts have insisted that election violence, like the so called land clashes that flare up only when an election is around the corner, are usually sponsored by prominent politicians. Now clear evidence to support this suspicion has been unearthed. More so in an election that is proving to be the most violent ever.