• Raila claimed in a press statement that the meeting was also attended by MPs Kimani Ichung'wah and Ndindi Nyoro.
• According to Raila, the objective of the mayhem is to cause bloodshed and build evidence against him at the International Criminal Court.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga on Thursday sensationally claimed that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is planning to unleash mayhem during Azimio's protests next week.
Without providing any evidence to back up his claims, Raila alleged that the DP hosted a meeting at his Karen residence on Tuesday evening to plan how to disrupt the demonstrations.
Raila claimed in a press statement that the meeting was also attended by MPs Kimani Ichung'wah and Ndindi Nyoro.
According to Raila, the objective of the mayhem is to cause bloodshed and build evidence against him at the International Criminal Court.
"They invited several youths from different parts of the country to that meeting. That meeting turned out to be a strategy meeting to plan to counter the demonstrators on Monday," Raila said.
"The plan according to information we have is that these youth are going to be given uniforms similar to those of the MDD, Movement for Defence of Democracy, then they will mix with our youth and accompany them throughout the demonstrations," he added.
The Azimio leader claimed the youth who will be armed with disguised crude weapons and guns, will unleash violence.
"And then they will shoot, they will stone, they will knife and the aim is to kill over 1,000 people and then they are now going to make a case that there was a bloodbath and try to send leaders of Azimio to ICC," Raila said.
The former prime minister condemned the alleged plot terming it a nefarious criminal act.
He reiterated that their planned weekly twin demos on Monday and Thursday next week and in the weeks to come will be peaceful and without bloodshed.
"We want to urge Mr Gachagua and his people that the plans you are trying to make are evil and they will fail. We are peaceful people and we want only peace," he added.
When contacted, Kikuyu MP Ichung’wah denied the allegations terming Raila’s statement as “idle talk and hallucinations”.
“I would only refer Tinga to my three-year-old daughter to tell him where I was on that Tuesday evening after I left Bunge,” he told the Star on phone.
Attempts to reach Ndindi on phone were futile as he neither picked up our calls nor responded to our text messages over the matter.
The Star commits to carry his and the DP's response over the allegations if and when they issue them.
Meanwhile, Raila ruled out the option of dialogue with the Kenya Kwanza administration and maintained that his aim to hold street demos is to seek electoral justice.
He told off a section of the clergy for urging the Azimio to call off the protests and hold talks with President William Ruto.
"Our answer to the clergy is in the Gospel of John 8:32 which says and I quote, 'Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.' All that Azimio is looking for in regard to electoral justice is the truth," he said.
Raila said the truth includes a forensic audit of IEBC servers to ascertain the results of the August polls, tangible evidence of lowering the cost of living and reintroduction of subsidies.