Thursday, 31 January 2008

David Too(edit) Opposition MP shot dead

David Too(edit) opposition Mp for Anamoi in Eldoret has been shot dead . I don't know what the details are at this point, but will update later, when I have more news.

I feel nervous about this,as it feels like the turn of events will not calm things down.


An opposition MP has been shot and killed by a police officer in Kenya's Rift Valley - the second to be killed this week in violence sweeping the country.
David Too was shot by the officer at a road block as he was travelling from Nairobi to the city of Eldoret by car.

Quotes from Kenyan MP shot by Rift police by the Press Association.

Update 2

NAIROBI (AFP) — A Kenyan opposition MP was shot dead by a policeman on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh surge in post-election violence as negotiators for the country's feuding leaders met for the first time.
The incident followed the killing of another opposition lawmaker on Tuesday which sparked violent unrest in flashpoint western regions and Nairobi slums.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who insists President Mwai Kibaki cheated him of victory in December's presidential elections, said the killings were "part of a plot" to reduce his Orange Democratic Movement's (ODM) majority in parliament.
The lawmaker killed Thursday was identified as David Kiumtai Too. A police commander said he was killed by a traffic policeman in a suburb of Eldoret in western Kenya, but added that the motive did not appear political.
"He was with a girl who is a police officer. He was shot by another policeman believed to be her boyfriend," the commander said.

Quotes from Second lawmaker killed amid Kenya unrest.

I am hoping that it is a love triangle, and not an assasination.

Two ODM MPs dead in the space of a few days, is too much.

The situation is endless. Every single day, we are faced with something else that could take things to another level.

Nimechoka(I am tired).

May your soul rest in peace David Too, and my prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Update 3

Talks delayed after Kenyan MP shot dead.

Update 4

But ODM and the family of the slain officer last night took offence with the attempt to pass off the crime as a love triangle gone sour, even as it emerged that the killer policeman was married with children.
ODM said it was concerned by losing two MPs in 36 hours, and termed yesterday’s killing a political assassination.
Dismissing the love triangle theory, Pentagon member, Mr William Ruto, said the MP was related to the slain policewoman.
"For the Police Commissioner to conclude the cause of death of the MP without conducting investigations is an insult to the intelligence of Kenyans," Ruto said while receiving the body of the MP at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, on Thursday night.
He was accompanied by Deputy Speaker, Mr Farah Maalim, and fellow Pentagon members, Mr Musalia Mudavadi and Mr Joe Nyagah, Ms Jebii Kilimo and several party MPs.
And the elder brother of the slain policewoman, Mr David Kirui, said: "I have known the late MP as a close friend to late Geoffrey Ng’etich, the husband of my

sister, and during his burial, the legislator was the master of ceremonies."

ODM shock as second MP killed.


Anonymous said...

It seems to have been a love triangle. The shot MP was apparently the lover of the policeman's girlfriend.

See more here:

Tamtam said...

Thank you for that anonymous.