Wetangula calls for the arrest of businessman Paul Kobia

Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula has asked police to arrest controversial businessman Paul Kobia who was admitted to hospital after running amok on Thursday.

Police said his family took him to Gigiri police station after he became violent at his Runda home. Sources say he kept saying ‘I killed Fidel’.

Wetangula told mourners at Fidel Odinga’s funeral that police had no power to judge ‘who is mad’ but such powers lies with the court of laws.

Speakers at the funeral service at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology maintained that Fidel’s death was not natural.

Lawyer Kethi Kilonzo alluded to the presence of poachers who were killing lions in in their camp.

“We have poachers of lions, poachers took away my father, poachers took away Kajwang and now poachers have taken Fidel. We need to stop these poachers,” Kethi said in Kiswahili.

Acting Inspector General of Police Samuel Arachi on Thursday dismissed media reports claiming Kobia had been arrested.

“Mr Kobia was taken to Gigiri Police station by his family who wanted to be assisted in having him restrained and escorted to a psychiatrist after he started shouting incoherently and acting violently,” Arachi said in a statement.

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko said Kobia had claimed knowing how Fidel Odinga died during an altercation with his security team at Village Market.

Two guns were found in his car despite the fact that his firearm licence had been withdrawn after he shot dead a motorist last year.

Fidel died on Sunday morning at his Karen home. Pathologists are yet to release the cause of death.

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I did not faint, says Wetangula

CORD Friday denied that co-principal Moses Wetang’ula collapsed on a plane. Wetang’ula was taken to Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu Friday morning with breathing problems after he landed at the Kisumu International Airport.

The Bungoma Senator was with Funyula MP Paul Otuoma in the plane that left Nairobi at 6.30am to Kisumu via Eldoret. Cord leader Raila Odinga, who was among the coalition leaders to arrive at the Aga Khan Hospital, told journalists at the hospital that Wetang’ula was “fatigued due to extensive travels” as he had just returned from Morocco.

Raila said Wetang’ula has been given a clean bill of health. Otuoma said Wetang’ula did not collapse in the plane but developed a breathing problem as the flight was about to touch down in Kisumu.

“He developed discomfort just as we were about to land and I notified the former PM, who organised for an ambulance that picked him from the airport,” Otuoma said.

He said the Senator was jovial from Nairobi and did not complain of any illness. “In fact, he walked to the waiting ambulance,” Otuoma said.

Wetang’ula said he had shortage of breath. He said his blood and sugar levels were tested and he was x-rayed before he was told to rest for two hours.

Wetang’ula thanked Cord leaders for their quick response. “If you want to know how many friends you have then pretend you are dead,” he said.

The hospital’s medical superintendent Sam Oula said Wetang’ula was fatigued but his condition is stable. Kisumu airport manager Joseph Okumu did not confirm or deny that Wetang’ula collapsed but referred the Star to the senator’s family.

 

Raila, Khalwale arrive at Aga Khan hospital where Wetang’ula is admitted

Cord leader Raila Odinga and Kakamega senator Bonny Khalwale has arrived at Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu to see Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula who was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed at the Kisumu International airport.

Raila is still inside the hospital with Funyula MP Paul Otuoma.

The senator’s brother Fred Wetang’ula confirmed the Friday morning incident saying that the Cord co-principal has been rushed to the hospital for treatment, he did not disclose what was ailing his brother.

Otuoma was in the same flight with Wetang’ula from Nairobi when he collapsed.

Sources say Wetang’ula started vomiting on board the Jambo Jet plane and there was an ambulance waiting for him at the airport.

Kisumu Airport manager Joseph Okumu confirmed the incident but said only the family can comment on what happened.

Luo Council of Elders Willis Otondi and two Kisumu MCAs are already at the hospital.

Senator Moses Wetangula collapses at Kisumu International Airport

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has been rushed to the Aga Khan hospital after he collapsed at the Kisumu airport.

The senator’s brother Fred Wetang’ula confirmed the Friday morning incident saying that the Cord co-principal has been rushed to the Aga Khan hospital after developing breathing complications.

Several passengers accompanying the Senator also confirmed the incident.

 

Parliament adjourns Tuesday to discuss Wetangula KQ drama

Parliament will on Tuesday adjourn its business to discuss the conduct of KQ staff following a stand off with Senate’s minority leader Moses Wetangula. Wetangula says he was mistreated in the company of two house speakers while heading to Mombasa. Parliament says it will consider its future engagement with the airline.

According to The Star Newspaper late Thursday evening Wetangula is said to have scuffled with airline staff after he was asked to produce ID documents. At the press conference Friday at Serena Hotel, Wetangula accused the ailine staff of arrogance and demanded the management apologise.

“I am distressed because this situation undermines my standing and dignity as a leader in this country. I will write to the management of KQ for an apology. If they don’t apologise, I retain the right to sue,” he said

Senator Wetang’ula barred from KQ flight over lack of an ID

Senate Minority leader and Cord co-principal Moses Wetang’ula was on Thursday evening barred from boarding a Kenya Airways flight to Mombasa after he failed to produce his national identification card.

Wetang’ula who said his ID was in his luggage en route to the coastal city via road produced his Frequent Flier Platinum Card issued by the national carrier, buy the airline officials rejected it saying it was not proof of identity.

It took the intervention of speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, speaker of the Senate Ekwe Ethuro and a host of other senators to convince the airline officials to allow the Bungoma senator onto the flight.

The leaders refused to continue with the trip that had subsequently been delayed for an hour until Wetang’ula was allowed to board.

According to Cord communications officer Philip Etale, the airline eventually yielded to the pressure and cleared Wetang’ula for the flight.

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