Man who assaulted Raila Odinga pleads guilty ‘to save court’s time’

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  • Asked to plead to the first count of “beating Raila Amolo Odinga and causing him bodily harm”, Mr Mdzomba asked for one week to apologise to the people he had assaulted.
  • When the second count of assaulting Mr Mvurya was read, Mr Mdzomba appeared surprised and wondered aloud why it was a separate charge.

The man who caused a scare by hitting Cord leader Raila Odinga with a walking stick can now be named — he is Mr Lengo Karisa Mdzomba, a labourer.


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