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Kalonzo Demands ‘Truth’ in Fidel Odinga Probe

RIP: Fidel Odinga during his good days (Internet Photo)

Buganda Road Court Magistrate Joan Aciro has again adjourned to January 19, case http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-plugin-upgrader-skin.php 2015 the case in which 10 Somali and Kenyan nationals are charged with belonging to Al Shabaab terrorist  group.

On September 13, viagra Uganda apprehended 19 suspected Al Shabaab militants from their cell in Kisenyi, generic a Kampala suburb.

The suspects have since been identified as  Abdi Abdukadiri Hirsi(31), Abdi Abdulahi Bootan(26), Hassan Abduwali Muhamad (25),Muhamad Ahmed Gele(28) ,Yusuf Osman Hussein(29), Abdi Muhammad and Abdul Kadir Muhamed (24) (all Somali nationals).

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Others are Muhamad Yusuf Farah, a Kenyan manager aged 31,Yasmin Abdullahi (20) and Hodan Ahmed Dahir.

In his submission, the state prosecutor Edward Muhumuza told court that police investigations were still ongoing and asked court for more time before the suspects are sent to High Court where hearing of the case will take place.

However, a source who preferred anonymity intimated to ChimpReports on Monday that the file had on request been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for perusal after which he is expected to forward to the High Court for trial to begin or the charges dismissed.

Prosecution alleges that the suspects from September 2011 up to September 2014 in various places of Uganda, Kenya and Somalia aided, abetted and rendered to support Al Shabaab group knowing that this would be used for preparation and commission of terrorism contrary to section 8 of the Anti -Terrorism Act of 2002.

Prosecution further alleges that the group between 2010 and September 2014, they belonged to Al Quaeda and Al Shabaab terrorist organizations listed under the Anti – Terrorism Act 2002 in the laws of Uganda.
Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has pressed police to carry out an intensive and in-depth investigation into the death of Fidel Castro Odinga, sildenafil http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/social-links.php who passed away on Sunday under mysterious circumstances.

He was found dead in his bedroom at Karen, visit this site http://charadas.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-posts.php after partying with friends who included Mabior Garang, approved http://cdcsmiles.com/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php the son of the late South Sudan leader, Dr John Garang.

Fidel, the 41-year-old eldest son of former Prime Minister and Cord leader, Raila Odinga, was expected to join politics in 2017.

His father lost the presidential race to President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2012.

“The police are on this matter; I have personally met with the director of CID Mr. Ndegwa Muhoro and have told him that he has a heavy duty to perform because Kenyans will expect nothing but the truth out of this,” said Kalonzo in a brief media statement seen by Chimpreports on  Monday.

Kalonzo added: “I know a lot of us are asking a lot of difficult questions, Mutula Kilonzo, Otieno Kajwang and now Fidel Castrol Odinga, first son to Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, towering, gifted young Man, I want this family (Odinga’s) to know that the whole country stands with them.”

He said Odinga is “devastated and I know all of us are upon the loss of this young promising Kenyan.”

Kenya police have since promised a deeper investigation into what Kalonzo described as a “very abrupt, unexpected terrible death.”

“Indeed it is with a very heavy heart that I on behalf of the CORD fraternity send our condolence to our Brother the Right Hon Raila Amolo Odinga, Mama Ida Odinga and the entire Odinga family following the very abrupt, unexpected terrible death of their son Fidel. There is overwhelming sense of grief; I want to thank the leaders and wanchi who have turned up to express their deepest condolences to the family and indeed with this Nation,” said Kalonzo.

President Kenyatta said passing of Fidel has robbed Kenya of a “promising young man whose contribution to nation building will be missed by all.”

He said this is a big loss not only to the Odinga family but the entire country.

“On behalf of my family, the Government and the people of Kenya, and on my own behalf, please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. I pray that God grants you the strength and courage to bear this tragic loss,” said Uhuru.

Vice President William Ruto said he was saddened by the passing of Fidel Odinga.

“The loss of a child is a deeply traumatic event for any parent. I feel the pain the Odinga family is undergoing and we pray that the Lord will guide them.”

How he died

Fidel and his wife Getachew Bekele, an Eritrean migrant, had only one child.

According to Kenya’s Daily Nation, ODM Chairman John Mbadi, who addressed the Press from Fidel’s residence also in Karen, said Mr Odinga’s son had spent the better part of Saturday morning to early afternoon at his parents’ home. He was to have lunch with the rest of the family but he excused himself because he had a prior engagement.

Fidel later met several of his friends including Robert Gichuru, the son of former Kenya Power and Lighting Company boss Samuel Gichuru, at Art Caffé off Ring Road in Westlands where they had lunch. From Art Caffé, the group left for Capital Club off Westlands Road, where they had drinks.

After that, they drove to Sankara Hotel, also in the same suburb. According to Mr Gichuru, Fidel made a call to Mr Mabior Garang, son of the late South Sudan President John Garang, who joined them later.

But before Mr Garang arrived, Fidel had a brief chat with an unidentified brother-in-law whom he had bumped into at the hotel.

“I saw him seated at The Champagne Bar accompanied with a few friends. Although I did not serve them, I noticed they were in a cheerful mood,” said a bartender who preferred to remain anonymous.

Fidel left Sankara shortly after midnight and sought the services of Smart Fellows, a taxi company that specialises in driving people home in their own cars to help them avoid Alcoblow checks mounted by the police. One of the drivers drove Fidel’s black Range Rover while another followed in a separate car. When he arrived home, according to Mr Mbadi, Fidel did not want to disturb his sleeping wife and child, so he let himself in and slept in a spare bedroom.

His wife woke up at 6am and went to check on him, only to find him unconscious.

On Friday, Fidel had been at Ruby Cut, where he met Mr Tom Alila and his brother Hilary, an independent candidate for the Homa Bay senate by-election slated for next month. They were with a friend identified as Mr Robert Tongoi and four other people.

They enjoyed a meal of fish and Ugali for lunch, but when Hilary offered a drink, Fidel turned it down, saying he could not take alcohol because he was recovering from food poisoning.

Fidel was the eldest in Odinga’s family of four children who are Rosemary, Raila Junior and Winnie.

 

 

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