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Raila apology on Migori melee not forthcoming

10 September 2014, 12:02 William Korir

Nairobi - An apology over the melee that took place in Migori will not come from ODM leader Rails Odinga, after members of the Jubilee coalition insisted that he do so.

Leader of Majority in parliament Aden Duale Tuesday called on Raila to apologize for the fracas that took place Monday during president Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to Migori for an anti-Malaria campaign.

ODM through secretary general Anyang Nyon'go has already called the fracas unacceptable but with Duale's demands, focus has now shifted to Raila.

Read also: Police say MP paid youths who heckled at Uhuru in Migori

But according to sources within the party, the apology is not likely to be forthcoming.

" ODM has already made a statement on the matter through official channels and we are unlikely to see Raila comment further on the matter, the source said.

" The apology has already been made, it continued.

Duale insists that the melee was planned by ODM and has called on Raila to take responsibility.

" We want to say that the CORD leadership owe this country an apology. The Prime Minister cannot hide through a statement sent to newsrooms… he cannot hide", he claimed at parliament buildings.

" The matter before the nation is a serious matter and it needs to be addressed with an apology", he added.

Read also: Uhuru's Migori troubles 'down to Obado'

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and his Migori counterpart Okoth Obado have already apologized for the melee that saw thew president heckled and missiles thrown in his direction.

It is understood that the melee was in defiance of Obado who is seen as an anti-ODM influence.

Five people have thus far been arrested over the troubles that took place on the day.

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