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Arrest warrant of Ruth Odinga and Fred Outa dismissed

In a new set of events, a Kisumu Court has dismissed the arrest warrant it issued against former Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and Senator Fred Outa.
Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar had earlier on Monday ordered the arrest of the two leaders for failing to appear before the court.

They are facing numerous charges of incitement coming from interference of training organized by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
They are accused of entering an electoral centre without permission, obstructing an election officer from executing lawful duties and spiteful damage to property.

On Tuesday morning, Mr Outa and Ms Odinga presented themselves to the court.
Their lawyer Geoffrey Yogo made an application seeking to have the court suspend the warrant.
“My lord, the court should be considerate with my clients. Their failure to attend the court proceedings was not a sign of disobedience to the law but due to obligatory circumstances,” said Mr Yogo.
Mr Ng’arng’ar heard their request and issued a severe warning to the pair asking them to take the case seriously.
The case will be mentioned on November 28.

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