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Politicians Warned To Keep Off Shakahola After Raila Was Turned Down

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

The Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has warned politicians to keep off the Shakahola area that has been sealed off in the wake of a security operation to investigate the death of over a hundred members involved in a cult.

His directive comes days after the opposition leader, Raila Odinga was denied entry in the Shakahola forest. The CS stated that the only political leaders allowed are members of the parliamentary security committee.

“I allowed the National Assembly Security Committee to access Shakahola because it is a security operation zone and Parliament has a role. The  other politicians, keep off. Don’t bring politics to Shakahola,”he said.

Azimio Leader, Raila Odinga was denied entry to the area, a day before he vowed to go to  court to petition President Ruto’s decision to form a commission of inquiry into the starvation cult.

According to the CS, 112 bodies have been exhumed so far and detectives continue to search through the area for more graves on Tuesday.

“So faar,112 bodies have been exhumed and the experts are telling us that we have more graves at Shakahola. On Tuesday, we resume the exhumation process because the weather has improved. These criminals have cost us greatly as a nation,” The CS said on Sunday.

“The government has nothing to hide. It doesn’t matter the number of bodies recovered from Shakahola, we will broadcast the truth to the world because we don’t want this tragedy to ever happen again.”

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