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Raila’s ally testifies against former bodyguard

Oliver Peter
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Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor. [Source/Hon Aduma Owuor/Facebook]

A Member of Parliament (MP) elected on the Orange Democratic Movement Party (ODM) ticket was the centre of attraction at the Winam law courts in Kisumu on Wednesday morning.

Nyakach MP Joshua Aduma Owuor was in court to testify against his former bodyguard, one Hamstrong Odingo Owino. 

Owino is facing charges of losing his firearm in unclear circumstances in December 2017.

Before magistrate Bernard Kasavuli, the court heard that on December 11, 2017, the accused left the MPs home in Riat with his firearm but did not return with it.

On being questioned, he claimed that he had been accosted by robbers on the way. He claimed the attackers overpowered him unfortunately made away with the gun. 

The MP confirmed that his then bodyguard left with the firearm but never returned with is at it was the norm. 

The lawmaker only spoke after being asked by the suspect to confirm to the court if indeed he saw him leave with his firearm on the material day.

The ruling of the case will be made on March 27, 2019. Aduma Owuor is serving his second term as Nyakach MP, having been elected in 2013 and reelected in 2017 under the ODM Party.

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