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Author The Raila Conspiracy, Newton Babior

Newton Babior, author The Raila Conspiracy is missing.

Mr Babior disappeared on the 27 June, the same day he was supposed to officially launch the book at the KICC amphitheater.

In his book, Babior says that all the elections after Moi’s regime were rigged through the use of State machinery.

It also alleges that the 2002 General Election, in which retired President Mwai Kibaki was contesting against Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, now the President, was the only free and fair election ever held in Kenya.

According to the Nation, sources close to Mr Babior say his phone had since gone off and the matter was reported at Ruaraka Police Station.

Babior’s disappearance was recorded under OB number 18/3/7/17 Monday.

“The launch was scheduled to happen that day but the guy just went missing in action and we cannot reach him since then,” Mr Vincent Adede, the manager of Booksaves, said.

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The Raila Conspiracy

CONSPIRACY

Three weeks ago, the writer told the media that there was a conspiracy by the government machinery to block the sale of the book in Kenya before August 8.

He had said that the book, which was published by Magadashan Printers in India, was printed for the better part of April 2017 but the shipment was seized at the Mombasa port.

On Monday, Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome declined to comment on the disappearance.

“I have been called by other media houses, too, concerning the same issue but I am not aware of it,” Mr Koome said.

LAUNCH

The event was to be presided over by Nasa presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga and attended by the Kenya School of Law CEO, Prof PLO Lumumba, publishing editor Barrack Muluka and University of Nairobi don and political analyst Herman Manyora.

At 10am on the day he went missing, Mr Babior had posted a message on his Facebook page asking Kenyans to attend the book launch.

“Don’t idolise this kind of misleading idiot. Come to the launch. Get a copy of the book. Read it and make an independent opinion,” Mr Babior said in response to political commentator David Matsanga’s post, which alleged that the book had “killed” the world and Kenya in particular.