Drama as EACC storms Raila's office threatens him arrest
11 December 2015, 08:39
Nairobi - There was drama as Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision detectives forced their way into CORD leader Raila Odinga's office and later on threatened him with arrest.
The officers forced their way into Odinga's Capitol Hill office in Nairobi Thursday evening and demanded to hand over summons to Raila, who refused flatly.
After the initial resistance, the EACC officers called for reinforcements, locking Raila in his office as a result.
The CORD leader though, could not be bullied.
In the end, they left but with a bag full of threats urging the CORD leader to appear at the EACC Monday or face arrest.
" Section 46 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012 makes it an offence to obstruct, hinder, assault or threaten an officer of the Commission and if charged under this Act, a person is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five million shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both,” EACC CEO Walakhe Waqo said in a statement.
He also called on the CORD leader to come forward or land in serious trouble.
" Be warned that failure to comply with the above requisition will render you liable to prosecution," he added.
Odinga though was as bullish as ever.
" There is no threat I have not faced in my life," he offered.
At the time of the engagement, Raila was accompanied by CORD Co Principal Moses Wetang'ula, lawyer Paul Mwangi and Siaya Senator James Orengo.
The CORD leader is wanted by the EACC over alleged evidence he has in relation to the misuse of KES 250 billion Eurobond funds.
He has claimed that as much as KES 100 billion of the amount has been wasted, something the government has flatly denied.
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