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Police secure lawyer PLO Lumumba’s rural home after threats

Police have beefed up security at the rural home of lawyer PLO Lumumba in Siaya County after workers there allegedly received death threats from unknown people.

Area OCPD Paul Kiarie, who spent the entire Tuesday at the homestead in Usigu division, Bondo sub-county, investigating the source of the alleged threat, said four police officers have been stationed at the home.

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Mr Kiarie said police have received intelligence indicating that some people were planning to attack and destroy property at the home because of Lumumba’s remarks during the hearing of the presidential petition at the Supreme Court.

Lumumba, who was representing IEBC in the case, has been viewed as a traitor by some NASA supporters and has been heavily trolled on social media by the alliance’s supporters since Monday evening after he represented his client.

A worker told The Standard that unknown people hurled stones into the compound of the lawyer on Monday night soon after he made his submissions at the court in which he declared the NASA petition “dead on arrival” and asked the Supreme Court to dismiss it.

The worker added that close friends who live in the locality had called to inform him of an alleged plot by some youths to burn the home down if the Supreme Court upholds President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.

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