By Sandra Thembisa
Johannesburg, South Africa: Kenya’s opposition leader and former PM Raila Odinga arrived in South Africa this morning with a heavily armed contingent of 21 white men. This caused anxiety at the OR TAMBO Int’ Airport as the whole facility was cordoned; many travelers thought it was Obama, Pope or president Putin visiting the country. Raila arrived in a chartered flight but it’s believed his heavily armed security carrying some of the most deadly weapons on the planet arrived yesterday. The white men are believed to be from the Zaslon elite commando unit of the Russian army.
According to a South African security expert Brig (rtd) Dr. Michael Ramphele.
“This type of VIP protection is strange; we only saw president Zuma with the same recently in Burundi and when Mbeki visited Liberia during the war. These are the Zaslon from the Russian Military, and I recall they are only comparable to the USA rangers. These men are armed with AK107 riffles, metal jackets, grenades, smoke coy and can evacuate Raila even from the hands of ISIS. They are highly trained and one commando here can fight an entire battalion of the normal army unity, it means one man here has the fighting skills of 2000 normal armed soldiers and entire police in a province. Apart from the weapons, these men can fight with one hand and even jump from wall to wall like lizards. They are the ones Putin used in Crimea, Beslan, that Moscow theater siege operation and special ops in Syria against ISIL. This is the 3rd heaviest VIP protection in Africa after Mugabe and Al-Sisi of Egypt”
What is not clear is how Raila landed these deadly men, but it will be remembered that Raila enjoys close personal relations with Russian president Vladimir Putin. According to our snoops, President Putin has been very worried lately about Raila’s personal security and vowed to intervene during their numerous phone conversations.
It is Putin who is believed to have given Raila the idea of using the heavily armored FORD rangers 2016 Raila is currently using, while in South Africa Raila is using the Canadian KNIGHT XV believed to be the most heavily protected vehicle on earth after the GMC Beast, and weighs over 40 tones. The FX can run 1000 kms on a flat tyre and can withstand 70 grenade attacks—making this car stronger than west gate mall. This car carrying Raila has caused a lot of anxiety with the public as his convoy snakes through University of Mpumalanga to attend the First African Presidential Summit.
The CORD leader is expected back in Kenya tomorrow.