Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered for the prosecution of two Kisumu county leaders on four count of charges.
Tobiko wants former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and Senator Fred Outa charged for attacking Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials.
The DPP wrote to DCI director Ndegwa Muhoro saying; “Upon perusal of the file and analysis of the evidence on record, the DPP finds the evidence sufficient to warrant prosecution of the two suspects and their accomplices.”
The two will face charges of entering an electoral centre designated for IEBC without authority, obstruction, incitement to violence and malicious damage to property at the Kericho Law Courts.
Tobiko’s office further directed police to record statements with Diana Adhiambo, a local who was allegedly assaulted during the scuffle besides quantifying the extent of damage and exhibits of property destroyed during the violence that happened last week.
On Wednesday 18 October, pro-NASA youths disrupted a planned training session of Kisumu Central presiding officers and their deputies.
Reports indicate that they vandalised tents and plastic chairs at Kisumu Huduma Centre.
Most leaders drawn from the Nyanza region have publicly declared opposition to the repeat presidential poll in the region.
On the material day of siege Outa said: “What we are telling Kenyans, we are peace loving people, but if they provoke us, they will see fire,” Outa said during the October 18 incident. We do not want to see any IEBC activity in Kisumu County. Period!”
Ruth Odinga insisted that they were opposed to any electoral process until reforms are effected at the electoral body.