, NAIROBI Kenya, July 17 – A driver to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been ordered to appear before the Kisumu Chief Magistrate’s Court on July 25 to answer to charges of robbery with violence and sexual assault.
High Court Judge Justice Isaac Lenaola gave the order after Erick Omonde agreed to record consent when he will present himself in court.
Odinga’s driver had filed an application in the High Court seeking orders to stop police and the Director of Public Prosecutions from arresting him.
Omonde also sought anticipatory bail pending the hearing of his application.
The prosecution accuses him of robbery with violence and sexual assault.
In his affidavit, he explained that he was arrested by police on July 5 in Kisumu but noted that it took the intervention of politicians attending a public rally presided over by CORD leaders to have him released.
The driver had been arrested and handcuffed ready to be taken to the cells, when civilians and politicians forced police officers to set him free.
Ominde had just dropped the former Prime Minister at the Kisumu airport when CID officers arrested him.