DPP orders trial of Kisumu Senator Outa, Ruth Odinga over interference in electoral activities

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD OCT 2017-Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed  director of criminal investigation Ndegwa Muhoro  to commence  prosecution  of  former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and Senator Fred Outa for attacking Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials last week.In a statement send to the press on Tuesday October 23rd ,Tobiko wants the two leaders to face four charges at the Kericho Law Courts.

“Upon perusal of the file and analysis of the evidence on record, the DPP finds the evidence sufficient to warrant prosecution of the two suspects and their accomplices,” the DPP said in a letter addressed to Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro.

They will face charges for entering an electoral centre designated for IEBC without authority, obstruction, incitement to violence and malicious damage to property.

Other than recording statements with the suspects, police have also been directed to record another one with Diana Adhiambo, a local who was allegedly assaulted during the scuffle, quantify the extent of damage and exhibits of property destroyed during the violence.

There have been several attacks on IEBC officials undergoing training in the country with most of them occurring in Kisumu County, perceived as a stronghold of NASA leader Raila Odinga.


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