BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH MARCH 2022-Suna East MP Junet Mohamed claims he has been summoned to appear before the DCI detectives in relation to the stoning of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s chopper.
The MP shared the invitation from the DCI through his Twitter account.
“Good morning Junet Mohamed. My name is John Gachomo from DCI headquarters, I am kindly summoning you to our offices for an interview on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in regards to the stoning of Raila Odinga’s chopper in Soy constituency in Uasin Gishu County.” Kindly comply.
Junet was the first person to share the attack of Raila’s chopper on Friday as they made their way to Mzee Kibor’s home to pay tribute to the late Eldoret businessman.
The move has been widely castigated across the country as leaders calls for arrest and prosecution of the people behind the attack.
Three suspects allegedly involved in the planning of the attack have already been summoned, including Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and Uasin Ngishu county speaker David Kiplagat as the main planners and funders of the violence meted on the ODM leader.
In his statement after the attack, Raila blamed Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago and Kositany for the attack.
The Azimio presidential flag bearer Raila had just started his three-day campaign in the North-Rift region which is believed to be DP William Ruto’s stronghold.
On Monday, a court in Eldoret allowed police to detain for seven days 17 suspects arrested for allegedly being involed in the attack.
Senior Resident Magistrate Emily Kigen ordered that they be detained at the Eldoret police station to enable DCI complete investigations against the accused.
The prosecution led Jamleck Mureithi had requested 14 days arguing that the suspects are likely to face serious charges and hence they were a flight risk.
The suspects are being investigated over offences of attempted murder, malicious damage to property and incitement to violence.
The suspects who were produced in court include Abednego Kiptanui, Godwin Kipchirchir, Abraham Chemja, Rodgers Kiplimo, Sammy Keter, Elvis Kipkoech, Moses Bahati, Edwin Cheruiyot, William Samal Erupe, Cleophas Cheboi, Peris Maiyo, Elias Kiplagat, Eliud Kimeli, Kiplagat Chumba, Kenneth Sawe, Kipkorir Muge and Collins Cheboi.
They will be detained until April 14 when the case will be mentioned.