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New Twist as Police Officer Who Threw Teargas At Martha Karua's Rally Claims His Life Is In danger

Martha Karua, the running partner for the presidential campaign of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya, began speaking at a gathering on Thursday at Gusii Stadium, where teargas canisters were thrown at the podium as she began her speech.

The tear gas canister exploded a few meters from the podium, abruptly ending the gathering as leaders fled for safety. Karua was spirited away by security personnel.

Initial investigations show that a police officer from the Kisii police station discharged the teargas canister.

The cop, named Josephat Makori, was apprehended and accused of attempting to hurt someone with an explosive device.

Makori rejected the charges in court in Kisumu and was jailed for ten days.

The officer, who will be held at Kisumu police station, asserted that his life is in danger.

Police sources revealed that Makori was not on duty and had not been properly assigned to travel to the stadium.

Several people were injured, and three county government vehicles had their windshields shattered in the ensuing melee.

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