EACC does a 360 degrees, eats humble pie and declares it is now ‘satisfied’ with the brief statement Hon. Odinga had forwarded to it on Wednesday last week.
Yesterday, Prime Minister demonstrated his super support at a rally in Kibera attended by strong 250,000 people at a short notice where he dared the government to arrest him.
After witnessing the magnitude and zeal of CORD supporters warming-up all over the country,EACC has now opted to back out on Raila.
Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commssion (EACC) on Monday said it will not arrest and record statement from Cord leader Raila Odinga after his lawyers wrote to the commission with details on concerns. EACCâ€™s Halake Waqo said many people have been investigated over the Eurobond saga. â€œRaila has been quoted saying he has info regarding the bond.
We invited him to appear December 10, he declined thru legal representatives. Invoking Anti-corruption act and National Police Service Act, we summoned him to appear on December 14,â€ he said. â€œWe confirm Raila has complied via a letter on December 11 which is being treated as his statement.
In his letter he cites two documents – Quarterly Economic Budgetary Review QEBR and Budget Review Outlook Paper BROP. So he has complied and needs not come to the commission.â€ EACC however said the Cord leaderâ€™s statement did not have supporting documents.
Meanwhile Kisumu residents staged demonstration in parts of the town. The pro Raila youth took to streets protesting alleged harassment targeting Opposition leaders who condemn graft.
The early morning demonstrations kicked off from Kondele to Oginga Odinga streets in townâ€™s Central Business District.