Monday, December 10, 2012

I didn’t arm Tana raiders, ex-DC says

By NATION CORRESPONDENT

Former Kenyan envoy to Namibia, Mr Hussein Dado, has denied allegations that he bought and distributed 10 firearms that were used in clashes that killed 112 people in Tana River.

Speaking when he appeared before the judicial commission investigating the skirmishes, Mr Dado said there was no way he could a conceal such an assortment of firearms without the information leaking.

Probe team commissioner Emily Ominde asked him to confirm or deny evidence submitted to the commission stating that in 2001, he bought guns that were transported in a white Land Rover to his home in Oda village and hidden in a hut for safe custody.

“It is laughable and frivolous that as the Baringo District Commissioner at the time, I could carry illegal firearms,” he said.

Suspended Livestock assistant minister and Bura MP Dhadho Godhana declined to answer questions on an exchange between him and Defence minister Yusuf Haji over the violence, saying the matter was still in court.

The team’s session ends on Monday but chairperson Grace Nzioka said the public can still submit evidence to the commission.

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