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Kenya: Bomb squad sweep prominent politician home

A bomb squad has been deployed to the residence of a prominent Kenyan politician in Nairobi after a device was tossed into the compound of the opposition politician, of the Wiper Democratic Movement, WDM, leader Kalonzo Musyoka, early Wednesday.

The attack came barely 24 hours after the controversial swearing-in ceremony of his colleague Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’ in which he was absent.

A security guard told police that people two vehicles drove to the house, 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.

Kalonzo Musyoka was to be sworn as deputy to Raila Odinga in the controversial swearing-in ceremony as both are co-principals of the National Super Alliance.

The treasonous event took place despite warnings from the Attorney General, Githu Muigai.

Local Television stations were off-air on Tuesday prevent them from airing the event.

Recall that a political crisis erupted last year in Kenya when the Supreme Court nullified the result of an August election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta due to irregularities.

Meanwhile, a re-run was held on October 26 and President Kenyatta won again but the election was boycotted by Odinga in what he described as a ‘sham’.

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