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Kenya: ODM Says Sonko's Claims on State-Funded 2017 Chaos Vindicate Party, Demands Probe

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party on Monday called on the relevant government agencies to probe former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's claims on the 2017 election violence chaos in the capital.

p Nairobi — The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party on Monday called on the relevant government agencies to probe former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's claims on the 2017 election violence chaos in the capital."The recent confession by the disgraced former Governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko that he participated in stage managing violence and destruction of property that he and his co- conspirators then pinned on ODM, is welcome but amounts to too little too late," he said.ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna while noting that Sonko's claims had vindicated the party, demanded a full inquiry into the allegations.During the rally, Sonko had alleged that ODM was 'framed' so that the public would perceive the party as violent.

Sifuna added that for a long time, ODM's detractors have used and abused state power, mainstream and social media in a systematic attempt to depict the party as violent and a purveyor of anarchy.Sifuna said the party is slowly but surely being vindicated "as the people behind nefarious schemes slowly emerge from their dark hideouts to confess to their crimes".

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