Updated Monday, July 22nd 2013 at 00:16 GMT +3
By Geoffrey Mosoku and Cyrus Ombati
Nairobi, Kenya: A fresh twist is emerging over summons issued to former Prime Minister Raila Odingaâs aide Eliud Owalo to, again, appear before the police over allegations of a plot to destabilise the Government.
Owalo will this morning appear before CID as civil rights activist Okiya Omtatah wrote to the police demanding to know why they are linking his initiative the March Four Movement (M4M) to the alleged subversive activities.
had claimed Owalo is behind M4M and has been recruiting youth at his
Hurlingham office with a view of causing mass disobedience.
emerged police have summoned a number of youths allied to CORD for
similar grilling. They are likely to face the detectives this week.
The case is being handled by Inspector Geoffrey Kinyua and Inspector David Cheruiyot of Serious Crime Unit at CID.
wrote to head of Serious Crime Unit John Kariuki saying the movement
was his brainchild and wondered why the officers are linking it to Owalo
and the other group.
He said M4M is an original idea and initiative of Kenyans for Justice and Development (KEJUDE) Trust.
is a progressive and an above the board campaign aimed at amending
Article 138 of the Constitution to move the country from the so-called
âtyranny of numbersâ to âsafety of numbersâ,â said Omtatah.
added M4M has no concerns about or relations to any current political
formations and their main and only concern is designing an electoral
system that will eventually get Kenyans to vote on policy platforms and
not tribal affiliations.
He said they have absolutely no plans to
disrupt anything or to hold Egypt-style protests and they have received
no funding from any quarters although they intend to solicit for funding
from any lawful entities.
âCurrently, we are fully dependent on a nationwide network of
volunteers, who are working hard to roll out the campaign. On April 3,
we wrote to IEBC chair through the Executive Officer notifying the
commission of our popular initiative to amend Article 138 of the
He added M4M will soon launch a signature
campaign. âWe hope the police will give us the support and protection
we require to initiate an amendment to the Constitution via a popular
initiative as provided for in Article 257.â
Omtatah provided copies of KEJUDEâs letter to the IEBC, Signature
Collection Form, M4M brochure in English and Swahili to the media.