17 suspects in Raila chopper attack case to face attempted murder charges

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Seventeen suspects arrested for stoning Raila Odinga’s chopper will face four charges, including attempted murder, malicious damage to property and incitement.

On Saturday, the seventeen suspects were arrested over the stoning of Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s chopper at Kabenes after the burial of Mzee Kibor in Uasin Gishu.

Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara said those arrested have given leads on how the incident happened.

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He added that key political leaders in the region have been linked to planning the incident.

The National Police Service in a statement said those arrested were found to have money in Sh50 denominations and are helping with investigations.

The arrests came after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i directed the National Police Service to investigate and arrest youths involved in the stoning of Raila’s chopper on Friday.

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