Thursday, 9 October 2014

Raila Odinga attacker freed on bail as assault charges withdrawn.Drive Hot News


Mr Lengo Karisa Mdzomba at the Kwale Law Courts on October 3, 2014.

A Kwale court has withdrawn assault charges against the man who hit former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Governor Salim Mvurya during a rally in the county.
The withdrawal of the charges against Lengo Karisa Mdzomba followed an application by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP’s) office indicating Mr Odinga and Mr Mvurya’s intention not to proceed with the case.
The DPP said they had received affidavits from the two leaders, indicating their wish not to let the case proceed.
Mr Mdzomba, however, still faces the charge of creating a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace, which he denied before the resident magistrate court in Kwale on Thursday.
He was freed on a cash bail of Sh2,500.
Mr Mdzomba had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting the two leaders and a third one of causing a disturbance during the September 29 rally at Baraza Park in Kinango.
Though he admitted to the charges when he took the plea on September 30, the prosecution had sought two weeks to read the facts surrounding the case and produce P3 forms.