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By Hillary Orinde | Published Sun, November 19th 2017 at 15:27, Updated November 19th 2017 at 17:46 GMT +3

National Super Alliance leader (NASA) Raila Odinga has alleged that the killings witnessed today in Mathare were planned.

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The opposition chief was speaking at Nairobi Hospital where he had gone to visit Mathare Member of Parliament Antony Oluoch, who had been shot in confrontations between police and Mathare locals protesting the killings.

“What has happened today is a work of careful planning and is targeting particular people,” claimed Raila.

Raila would further dismiss police spokesman George Kinoti’s account that five lives lost during his chaotic return from the US was from stoning by an angry mob.

According to the former Prime Minister, 15 lives were lost during his return as he cast the blame on the police for orchestrating violence against his supporters.

“There were 15 bodies at the City mortuary and three at Chiromo mortuary when we visited. These people were shot by the gun and cartridges collected,” claimed Raila.

Raila further took a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy saying they did apologise but incited Kenyans after the incident.

“When you hear leaders make very belligerent statements amounting to incitement, we are driving this country to hell. Leaders need to be responsible,” he added.  

He urged Kenyans to express respect and tolerance towards each other even as he called on the clergy to speak up.

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