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Oscar Sudi Apologises to Raila Over Chopper Attack Incident

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has apologized to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga following violence meted on him during his trip to Uasin Gishu County. 

The Azimio la Umoja flagbearer and his convoy were confronted and attacked by rowdy youth when the latter arrived at the home of Mzee Jackson Kibor in Kabenes area in Soy constituency. 

Speaking of the attack on Saturday, April 3, Sudi condemned the incident and asked the police to act faster and bring the culprits to book. 

“Members of the Kalenjin community are not known for that kind of politics. Makosa ilifanyika and we apologise to Mzee Raila Odinga and his entourage

“We are aware that there are youths who have been arrested in connection with the chaos and that is the right direction toward ending political violence,” Sudi said. 

The MP noted that Raila is welcomed in Eldoret despite the incident, further offering to mobilize crowds for the latter for his rallies in the North Rift town. 

“I want to tell Raila that he can come back to Eldoret and if he wishes I could help him in mobilizing crowds for his rally. We will attend his rally and listen to his policies,” Sudi said. 

ODM leader Raila Odinga walking past his damamged chopper after making an emergency landing at the home of Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparany PHOTO/COURTESY

Following the chaos at Mzee Kibor’s homestead, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) summoned MPs Sudi, Soy MP Caleb Kositany and speaker of the county David Kiplagat. 

According to the DCI, preliminary investigations indicated that the three leaders organised the chaos that saw Raila’s chopper badly damaged.

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“In view of the foregoing, the two legislators and County Assembly Speaker have pursuant to Section 52 of the National Police Service Act 2011, been summoned to appear in person before the Rift Valley DCI Regional Coordinator on April 3, 2022, at 9am, for further investigations into their involvement in the incident,” DCI said in a statement. 

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