CID HQs refers Oburu Oginga to Bondo to record statement on assasination claims

CID HQs refers Oburu Oginga to Bondo to record statement on assasination claims

NAIROBI, KENYA: Police in Nairobi have dramatically declined to record a statement from Nominated MP Oburu Oginga regarding assassination claims against his younger brother, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Instead, officers at CID headquarters told Oginga, who has sensationally accused some East African Community leaders of plotting to assassinate Odinga for undermining them, to go and make the statement at his Bondo home.

Oginga had arrived at CID headquarters ready to give what he termed as crucial information of the claims Wednesday morning when the director in charge of investigations Samuel Nyabengi told him they would not take it.

“This is the kind of attitude that police and the government have towards such serious issues. I am frustrated. How can they tell me to go to a small CID office to make a statement there with such heavy plot?” posed Oginga.

Nyabengi is said to have informed the officers he was instructed by CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro to refer them to either Siaya or Bondo CID offices.

Oginga was accompanied by his lawyers Harun Ndubi and Anthony Oluoch. They argued at Nyabengi’s office for long but he declined to take the “volunteered information”.

Also present was Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang, Siaya’s James Orengo, MPs Tom Kajwang, Peter Kaluma, Timothy Bosire and David Ochieng.

Orengo castigated the officers for refusing to take the statement saying it is their responsibility to take information because it involves someone’s life.

“Imagine if they are treating us this way what of the common man with crucial information? We still have a long way to go but it is unfortunate.”

Ndubi said security matters are not devolved and there was no rationale for the officers to decline to take the statement.

“Police are obliged to take a statement from anyone with crucial information. They are politicizing very serious matters that are crucial and we are not going to be intimidated,” said Ndubi.

He said they read mischief in the development of the threats to the former PM and urged Muhoro to stop playing politics and take issues seriously.

Ndubi said they will not relent on the matter and will wait to be summoned to give what he termed as very crucial information on the assassination claims.

Nyabengi declined to explain the reasons for declining to take the statement saying it was beyond him.

Wednesday, Oginga insisted his claims were valid and demanded that the security of Raila who is his younger brother be enhanced.

“They should first investigate the claims I am making and if they think they are hogwash they can rest the case. I am being a good citizen to offer information that will be useful to their investigations,” he said.

Raila is currently on a two-month tour of the US. Oginga said he had informed Raila on the same.


CID HQs refers Oburu Oginga to Bondo to record statement on assasination claims

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