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Caleb Kositany: We will name the culprits in stoning of Raila’s chopper

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 14:26 | By
MP Caleb Kositany. PHOTO/File

Soi Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany now says they will name those behind the attack of Raila Odinga's chopper at Kebenes area in Uasin Gishu county.

Speaking on Sunday, Kositany said MP Oscar Sudi and himself will give details of the planners of the incident that took place on Friday, including their phone numbers and lorries used to transport the youths who stoned the ODM leader.

"We will call a meeting at the venue of the incident and according to our Kalenjin and Christian culture, we shall pray and we shall name the politicians who ferried youths, those who bought them alcohol, numbers of the tractors, their lorries, those who were shouting and cheering others; we have all their names," Kositany said.

Meanwhile, Sudi and Kositany arrived at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Rift Valley region headquarters in Nakuru on Sunday morning to record statements in relation to the incident.

The two MPs arrived at the DCI headquarters after being summoned on Saturday.

The legislators denied organising the youths to heckle and stone Raila who was attending the burial of the late Eldoret businessman Jackson Kibor.

"I cannot organise violence. I know the consequences of violence and I have been talking about it. I lead a cosmopolitan constituency and it cannot even cross my mind," Sudi said.

On Saturday, the DCI named Kositany, Sudi and Uasin Gishu county speaker David Kiplagat as the organisers of the violence meted on the ODM leader on Friday.

"Preliminary investigations indicate that the chaos was organized and coordinated by  Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi, and David Kiplagat, speaker of Uasin Gishu County Assembly," DCI said.

As of Saturday, police had arrested 17 people accused of hurling stones at Raila's chopper.

They are due to be arraigned in court on Monday, April 4.

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