Thursday September 5, 2019 - There was drama along Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Wednesday afternoon after men purporting to be NASA leader, Raila Odinga’s security detail engaged in a dramatic car chase with Flying Squad officers based in Naivasha.
According to sources, police manning a road block in Limuru suspected a suspicious SUV vehicle and alerted Flying Squad officers manning the busy highway.
Police said the car was heavily tinted and its occupants were described as probably armed and dangerous.
Drama ensued the moment the sleek SUV declined to stop as instructed by Flying Squad officers who intercepted the vehicle near Naivasha town.
The driver of the SUV tried to lose the detectives who were in hot pursuit by tracking back into Nakuru town.
However, the officers had mobilized several boda boda riders who intercepted the vehicle at the KFA roundabout in Nakuru.
The traffic officers arrived moments later and deflated the tyres of the suspects' vehicle, before ordering the occupants to step out of the car.
It was at this moment that the unidentified occupants flashed badges which allegedly showed that they were part of Raila's security team on the way to Kisumu for an important event.
The boda boda operators hurriedly apologised, going on to find a portable tyre inflator, to send the mean-looking security team on their way.
However, ODM’s Communication Director, Philip Etale, maintained that none of Raila's security team was outside Nairobi.
"I am not aware of any incident involving Raila's security detail.”
“He is and has been in Nairobi since the week began and all his security personnel are around,"Etale told journalists.
The Kenyan DAILY POST