Kenya, Kisumu-The Kisumu Senator, Fred Outa and former Kisumu Deputy Governor, Ruth Odinga, are in trouble for disrupting a training seminar for the personnel of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC last week.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Keriakor Tobiko has ordered for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the duo. In his letter addressed to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations-DCI, Tobiko wants the two opposition politician arraigned before the Kericho Law Courts on four charges.
Tobiko accuses the two and others for entering in a designated electoral area without authorisation, obstructing an election officer from executing his lawful duties, incitement to violence and malicious damage of property contrary to several sections in the Election Offenses Act as well as section 339 (1) of the penal code.
“Upon perusal of the file and analysis of the evidence on record, DPP finds the evidence sufficient to warrant prosecution of the two suspects and their accomplices,” read the October 23rd letter.
The duo are accused of leading youth to disrupt the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) meeting with county poll officials who will oversee the repeat of presidential polls on October 26. The DPP also wants the suspects to record individual statements.
He also directs police to record the statement of the complainant, Diana Adhiambo, who was assaulted and whisked away by the group, as well as get her P3 form and get the owner of damaged property to ascertain the loss. He also wants police to obtain photos and exhibits of the violence.
On Saturday, police picked up Joachim Omieno, the Kondele Ward Councilor over the same offence. He is currently locked up at Kericho Police Station.