Businessman Stanely Livondo has insisted that there were two assassination attempts against President Uhuru Kenyatta and is ready to give evidence.
Moments after being grilled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ (DCI) Serious Crimes Unit over his allegations, Livondo said that he was ready to proceed with the case and reveal even more. He asked the DCI to beef up his security and that of his witnesses.
“I have given what I have and I want all my witnesses to be ready. I have also asked that my witnesses should be provided with security because this thing is big,” said Livondo.
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.
“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 one of the suspected instances, 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 president dropped most of his security and ended up with two Prados, unmarked by escorts.
In another suspected incident, in 2015, the presidential plane heading to the US via Dubai flew back to Kenya over alleged conflict with Ethiopia.
Livondo said officials handling the matter asked him to return to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices on Thursday for further grilling.