Oburu has not reported Raila death plot claims, says Kimaiyo

Tuesday May 20 2014

David Kimaiyo: Police boss and member of the top national top security team. His job is law and order, including apprehending and disrupting terrorists and other criminals.   Photo/FILE

David Kimaiyo: Police boss and member of the top national top security team. His job is law and order, including apprehending and disrupting terrorists and other criminals. Photo/FILE NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Police have not received any report on an alleged plot to kill Cord leader Raila Odinga, according to Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.

Mr Kimaiyo Tuesday said that although the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Mr Ndegwa Muhoro, had appointed a team to investigate the claims, the former PM’s elder brother Oburu Oginga had not reported to the police as earlier advised.

“We still maintain that they have to report to Bondo, where he made the allegations. Even the former PM can write his statement and send it to us,” said the IGP.

Clear way for investigations

Investigations will be based on the report made to the police, said the police boss.
Both the former PM and Dr Oginga should record their statements to clear the way for detectives to start investigations, Mr Kimaiyo said.
“Ordinarily, offences are investigated and tried where they were committed or the report or allegations are made.”

Early this month Dr Oginga, an ODM nominated MP, accused some East African Community leaders of plotting to assassinate his brother Raila for allegedly undermining them.

State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu termed the allegations “cheap, unfounded and demeaning to the integrity and the agenda of EAC leaders.”
“We wish to dismiss the malicious, ungrounded and unfounded allegations with the contempt they deserve,” said Mr Esipisu early this month.

The leaders were in the country for a meeting and Dr Oginga alleged that the plot to kill the former Prime Minister was supposedly hatched during the meeting at Safari Park, where the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System was launched.

Dr Oginga, who spoke in Bondo, however did not name the presidents he was talking about.

Present at the launch were Presidents Kenyatta, Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan).
Mr Odinga travelled to the US two months ago to give a series of lectures in Boston and is scheduled to return on May 31.

Enjoys massive following
“The fact that Mr Odinga enjoys a massive following in the region is also a reason why they want to kill him,” stated Dr Oginga.

Commenting for the first time on the assassination claims, Mr Odinga asked the police to take the allegations seriously.

In a wide-ranging interview in the US, Mr Odinga said: “I have not had an opportunity to talk to my brother over the issue at length as he only talked about having credible information and I advised him to report to the police.”