Legislator insists plot to kill Kenya PM trueBy BRIAN YONGA in Nairobi | Monday, April 30 2012 at 14:41
A defiant Gem MP and Government Chief Whip Jakoyo Midiwo insists the allegation he made about an assassination plot against Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga is true.
Mr Midiwo, who has been out of the country for the past two weeks, returned on Sunday night and accused the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko of being insincere and arrogant in issuing a warrant against him.
He revealed that he had looked at the file Mr Tobiko presented to court and wondered why it was only his statements that had being included, yet there were other people who had been questioned and their statements recorded on the alleged assassination plot.
He challenged Mr Tobiko to prove that his statement was false and vowed not to be cowed by any arrest attempts.
Last week, the Gem MP secured a court order blocking his arrest and vowed to spill the beans.
“I want Tobiko to tell Kenyans which part of my statement is false and to make public the statements of the people I named,” said Mr Midiwo.
The MP claimed that an additional 60 Police officers had since been attached to the Prime Minister’s security detail following his revelation.
Mr Midiwo was speaking in Kisumu, about 340km west of Nairobi on Monday in a press conference held at the Jomo Kenyatta Sports ground.
He urged the police not to be used by politicians for selfish gains, but protect the lives of all Kenyans.
He narrated how his silence had led to the death of University of Nairobi Don Crispin Odhiambo Mbai in 2009.
“Mbai revealed that he would be killed and I remained silent. I am not going to repeat the same mistake,” said Mr Midiwo.
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