Raila Says he Will Not be Intimidated to Call Off Protests; Parents and Teachers Want Midterm Extended Due to Planned Azimio Demos & Azimio, Kenya Kwanza Trade Barbs Over Planned Demos

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According to the autopsy conducted by pathologist Kamotho Watenga from Murang’a District Hospital, the suspected bank robber who was believed to have raided a bank in Murang’a county was shot nine times. The autopsy revealed that he was shot three times in the head and six times in the back, and none of the six bullets in the back had exit wounds.

The pathologist also noted that the three bullets that hit the head had both entry and exit points. In addition to the gunshot wounds, the suspect had bruises on the legs, wrists, and back, which suggest that he may have been hit with a blunt object. The pathologist further stated that an X-ray scan would be necessary to determine whether the bullets are lodged in the body.

Furthermore, Kamotho noted that the bullets used may be the type that fragments inside the body to maximize their impact. The autopsy, which took almost three hours, concluded that the cause of death was gunshot wounds.

Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;

Azimio, Kenya Kwanza leaders trade barbs over planned demos

Politicians from Kenya Kwanza and Azimio were yesterday throwing salvos at each other over the Opposition’s planned protests.

A section of Kenya Kwanza MPs, led by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa said time had come for Opposition leader Raila Odinga to be tamed and stopped from holding the country at ramson by calling for violent protests under the guise of peaceful demonstrations.

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I will not be intimidated to call off protests, Raila says

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga yesterday stormed Nakuru—part of President William Ruto’s Rift Valley stronghold—for an anti-government rally and maintained that he will not be intimidated to call off the countrywide protests slated for Monday.

Mr Odinga, who addressed a rally at the Mazembe Grounds in Nakuru City, said the planned protests would be peaceful.

While referring to his run-ins with former President Daniel Moi’s regime, Mr Odinga maintained that he will not be cowed by veiled threats from the President and other government officials.

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Parents and teachers want midterm extended due to planned Azimio demos

Parents and teachers have expressed concern over the safety of learners on Monday when they are scheduled to report back from the half-term break as it coincides with demonstrations called by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition.

Learners started their half-term break yesterday, but with the looming confrontation, the chair of the National Parents Association Silas Obuhatsa pleaded with President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga to dialogue to avert a crisis.

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