Former Lang’ata MP aspirant Stanley Livondo now claims that there were plans by some unnamed persons in government to assassinate President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking during Gatundu MP Moses Kuria’s homecoming event, Livondo said that a top-ranking government official planned an attempt to crash President Kenyatta’s planes in two separate instances.
In the first instance, Livondo says that the friend turned foe planned the first assassination while the President was heading the United States of America through Dubai, and had to make a U-turn after his security detail received intelligence reports about the same.
“They wanted to bring him down (assassinate) and we are just laughing,” he said amidst cheers and jeers.
In the second instance, it is alleged that the President was to travel from Kisumu to Nairobi when he received intelligence reports that his military plane would be brought down.
During that time, President Uhuru Kenyatta caught his bodyguards unawares by making a four-hour-long detour from his schedule.
The president, who was in Kisumu for former Youth Fund boss Bruce Odhiambo’s burial, missed his flight to make an unscheduled stopover with special AU envoy Raila Odinga.
“The pilot had started the engine and the president was due to board when the unexpected happened. We saw Raila pull him aside, whisper something to him and the plans quickly changed. The pilot had to turn off the engine,” a state official told reporters in January 2019.
The president dropped most of his security and ended up with two Prados, unmarked by escorts.
“It was unbelievable. It happened so fast, everyone was thrown into a spin. No one knew where the two were going at dusk without security escorts. We later heard they were at the port,” the official further relayed.
He says that Uhuru broke ranks with the unnamed politician following the attempts on his life.
“If your friend who is so close to you like a brother attempts to crash a plane that you are on board more than twice, will you forgive him? In the first instance, President Uhuru was flying from Kisumu to Nairobi while on the second attempt he was headed to the United States through Dubai. The plane was forced to divert to Kenya because of the botched attempt to crash his plane,” he said.
In January this year, while meeting a delegation of Luhya leaders at the State House in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to tell Kenyans why there was a fallout between him and his Deputy.
“I am not a mad man to wake up one day and settle on a man whom I have hated almost all my life and bypass my own deputy. Do you people think I arrived at the decision without soul-searching? I have my reasons that I will soon tell Kenyans, but at an appropriate time,” the President is reported to have told the delegation.