ODM probes Migori chaos

The Orange Democratic Movement has launched investigations into the chaos that rocked the party’s rally in Migori on Monday.

The Raila-Odinga-led party on Tuesday termed the chaos that saw Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s bodyguard injured as “unfortunate”.


ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen said the party’s disciplinary committee had been directed to expedite the investigations with a view of taking action against the perpetrators.

“The Migori incident was unfortunate and, as a party, we do not encourage such actions,” Mr Ong’wen told the Nation.

ODM Disciplinary Committee Chairman Fred Athuok confirmed that investigations had started.

“We will issue summonses to those who may have been involved in one way or the other,” he said.


“However, I cannot divulge more information at this stage.”

Mr Ong’wen said the move by the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to direct the criminal investigators to probe the matter was welcome.

“We commend the DPP for acting first on this matter because as a party we do not allow such acts,” he said.

“We welcome it because there is need for the rule of law to take its course …. a crime is a crime irrespective of the perpetrators.”


Mr Tobiko, in a letter to the Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro on Tuesday, asked the investigators to submit the file to his office as soon as the investigations are completed.

“Please expedite,” the letter said.

Mr Joho condemned the chaos that saw several other leaders injured, saying that it was an assassination attempt on ODM leaders.

The chaos began when Migori Governor Okoth Obado, who is not in good terms with Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, arrived at Migori Posta Grounds, the venue at which Suna East Mp Junet Mohamed was launching his re-election bid.


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