A magistrate has issued a warrant of arrest for Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga for failing to appear in court.
The two opposition party members are facing several charges stemming from their disruption of an IEBC training camp in Kisumu Central ahead of the October 26 elections.
They were set to appear in court this morning for mentioning but failed to show up.
“A warrant of arrest has been issued against the two because they have gone against the orders of the court,” said Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar.
Some of the charges they are facing include entering an electoral center without authority, obstructing an election officer from executing lawful duties and malicious damage to property.
Before appearing in court, Senator Outa and Ms. Odinga had reportedly gone into hiding after they heard police were looking for them.
They later surrendered themselves to the court after Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko ordered their arrest.
On October 23, the two were arraigned before the court for allegedly attacking IEBC officials. They were released on KSh500,000 personal bond each but without surety.
The Magistrate ordered them to present themselves before the county criminal investigations office on October 24 to kick-start investigations into the matter.
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