DPP Keriako Tobiko Orders Investigations Against Raila and Kalonzo Over Threat to Boycott Polls

NASA leader Raila Odinga is facing the risk of being jailed after the government ordered...

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko directed the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to launch investigations against Odinga over the ODM presidential candidate’s statement that there would be no elections on October 26.

Tobiko made the directive after a petition was filed by a Mr Samuel Waweru, through lawyer Harrison Kinayanjui, seeking the prosecution of the NASA leader and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka.

The DPP responded to the petition by ordering the two opposition leaders to be probed for contravening Section 132 of the Penal Code.

The petitioner had also called for Odinga and Musyoka to be investigated for breach of Section13 (k)(i) of the Elections Act, 2016, and for contempt of the orders of the Supreme Court for fresh elections.

“I call on the DCI to undertake thorough comprehensive and expenditure investigations,"

"I have also also designated a team of senior prosecutors to provide technical guidance and assistance to investigating teams," Tobiko stated.

If found guilty of the alleged offences, the Opposition leaders could be jailed for three years as per the reading of Section 132 of the penal code.

"Any person who, without lawful excuse, the burden of proof whereof shall lie upon him, utters, prints, publishes any words, or does any act or thing, calculated to bring into contempt, or to excite defiance of or disobedience to, the lawful authority of a public officer or any class of public officers is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years."

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