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NCIC: Reports of tension over Raila murder plot

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Kenya's cohesion body has said there are credible reports of tension between the Luo and Kisii communities in Kisumu following allegations of a plot to kill Prime Minister Raila Odinga.National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) chairman Mzalendo Kibunjia Tuesday censured Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo for making remarks over an alleged plot to assassinate Mr Odinga in public.“Mr Midiwo should have reported the matter to the police and allowed them to investigate to its logical conclusion,” Mr Kibunjia said at during a news conference in Nairobi.“The Commission has received credible reports regarding tensions mounting between the Luo and Kisii communities following the statement made by Mr Midiwo.”On Saturday, Mr Midiwo alleged mercenaries had been hired to excute the plot saying senior government officials he did not name were in the loop.On Monday, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed the police to open investigations into the sensational claims.In a letter to Commissioner Mathew Iteere, DPP Keriako Tobiko directed the police to interrogate and record statements from Mr Midiwo and Foreign Affairs minister Sam Ongeri."The gravity and magnitude of the allegations by Hon Modiwo, particularly during this period when the country is preparing for the next general election, cannot be over-emphasised."These allegations therefore require a prompt, thorough and speedy investigation to establish their veracity or otherwise," said the letter.The NCIC chairman said Mr Midiwo's allegations were grave.“The statement by Mr Midiwo whether true or not is of a serious nature and serious attention needs to be given to it,” Mr Kibunjia said....Click here

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