Raila agrees to meet the man who caned him


Cord leader Raila Odinga has agreed to meet the man who caned him and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya during a rally last month. This is after Lengo Mudzomba, 45, requested to meet Raila and share a meal, chat and ask the Cord leader to forgive him.

Last Thursday, through human rights group Haki Africa, Mudzomba asked to meet the Cord leader. Yesterday, Haki Africa confirmed that the former Prime Minister has agreed to Mudzomba’s request.

Speaking to the Star on the phone, Haki Africa human rights and anti-torture officer Francis Auma said the meeting will be held soon in Mombasa.

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Mudzomba said he feels guilty for caning the two leaders. He relocated from Kinango, Kwale, where he had been employed as a causal worker and now lives in Mtwapa, Kilifi county. Mudzomba said he relocated due to security concerns.

He said Raila’s followers have continued to victimise him for “caning their President” and a meal and official forgiveness from the former PM will save him from attacks.

Mudzomba is also attending therapy sessions at the Coast General Hospital organised by Haki Africa. He said he wants to become a peace ambassador.

Mudzomba came to the limelight on September 29 when he caned Raila and Mvurya during an Okoa Kenya rally in Kwale. The two leaders pardoned him despite the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko directing that he be charged with causing disturbance.

His case was mentioned in a Kwale court last Thursday and the hearing set for December 16.

– the-star.co.ke

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