Junet and Babu Owino Record Statements on Raila Helicopter Incident »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 5 – Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and his Embakasi East counterpart Babu Owino filed statements with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday regarding an incident in Soy where a helicopter belonging to in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) that of leader Raila Odinga was stoned and destroyed.

The two lawmakers arrived at DCI headquarters around 12:30 p.m. where they recounted their recollection of the incident.

“DCI summons honored. I have given them information which I hope will be helpful in their investigations into the recent stoning of Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga helicopter at Uasin Gishu. We expect a quick conclusion to this case,” Junet said on his Twitter account.

He further stressed that there should be no “political zoning” in Kenya.

“We have shared with the police what we know and we hope they will take the necessary action because this is a very serious matter,” he said.

The two were joined by other lawmakers including John Mbadi, Ledama ole Kina, Gladys Wanga and others.

“This isolated incident should not cause our supporters to act differently. Continue to be civil, conduct yourself with decorum, we don’t want this country to burn,” Mbadi said.

“That day we saw death and it has a very bad face and no one should be in such a situation,” Owino added.

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On Monday, Eldoret Senior Resident Magistrate Emily Kigen gave police seven days to continue to detain 17 suspects arrested over the incident pending the conclusion of investigations.

Police summoned several area leaders, including Uasin Governor Gishu Jackson Mandago, Soy MP Caleb Kositany and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi for questioning over the incident.

Although no one was injured in the attack which occurred as Raila headed for the funeral of tycoon farmer Jackson Kibor, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned that ‘Kenya could have descended into chaos’ if he had been injured.

Odinga is vying for the presidency to succeed President Kenyatta in August’s election in what has brought him into conflict with Vice President William Ruto who is also eyeing the seat. Both did not attend the funeral that could have made them share a platform in recent weeks when they launched into an all-out tirade against each other while campaigning in various parts of the country .