Midiwo arrested over Raila assassination claims

April 7, 2012 7:20 pm

, NAIROBI, Kenya, April 7- Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has been arrested after claims made on Saturday that a Cabinet Minister was plotting to assassinate Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Chief Whip was booked at Bondo Police Station where he was grilled over his allegations made during the funeral of Dr. Leliah Gondi in the same town.

Midiwo further alleged the said plot was being hatched to pave way for his opponents to sail through in the coming elections.

Cabinet Ministers James Orengo, Dalmas Otieno and ODM Secretary General, Prof. Anyang’ Nyongo asked the Government to investigate the claims at the same function adding that the matter could not be taken lightly.

Raila on his part asked his supporters not to panic over the allegations saying his time to die will come and pass.

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