The Office of Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) has this morning directed the police to arrest Raila Odinga’s sister and Kisumu Senator Fred Outa for attacks on electoral staff.
On Wednesday last week, Ruth Odinga, a former deputy governor, Kisumu and Outa were caught on camera leading a group of armed mobs to disrupt a training of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) presiding and deputy presiding officers at Kisumu.
The group beat up the officials and destroyed the commission’s training materials.
In a letter to director of criminal investigation Ndegwa Muhoro, orders today, ODPP says it is satisfied with the evidence presented by the police is sufficient to sustain prosecution case against the two.
“The suspects should be immediately charged in Kericho Law Courts,” says ODPP in the letter signed by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Mutuku.
ODPP wants the two charged with entering an electoral centre without authority and obstructing an electoral officer from executing his duties.
They will also be charged with incitement to violence and malicious damage to property.
Tobiko has also directed the police to record statements from Diana Adhiambo who was assaulted by the group as well assessment of the damage of Huduma Centre from the attack.
“”Get the photos and exhibits of the damaged property during the violence,” says ODDP.
The Odinga family is in opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA) which has declared that it will not allow the repeat presidential elections planned for Thursday this week do not take place.