Man Who Caned Raila Now Claims Abandonment

  • The man who flogged Opposition Leader Raila Odinga on September 29, 2014, in Kwale, is now crying foul over abandonment by Non Governmental Organization, Haki Africa.

    Lengo Mdzomba, who also attacked  Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya after storming a rally at Kinango market, claims the Human Rights group has failed to honour a promise to sponsor the treatment of a tumour in his left armpit.

    “Haki Africa took me to an office in Mombasa where I met someone but they did not take me to hospital for the treatment. I wish they did," he told journalists in the county on Monday.

    However, Haki Africa official Francis Auma dismissed his claim of abandonment saying they have been in touch for a long time.

    Mr Auma further noted that they even, bailed the man out after committing the assault on Odinga and Mvurya.

    “We are the ones who paid the cash bail and have involved him in different activities in line with advocacy for peace,” he said.

    The Haki Africa official maintained that their aim was to ascertain Mdzomba's mental state and not the tumour.

    “Our doctor said the mental illness issue was not a big deal, that is when he started being counseled. We were not interested in the tumour,"  he said.

    "We have all hospital documents to prove that we have taken him to hospital. We are happy the court case is over...he will continue to be our ambassador of peace," Auma added.

    Mdzomba was arrested after attacking the leaders but a Kwale court withdrew the assault charges after Raila and Mvurya forgave him.

    He was arraigned before resident magistrate Christine Njagi and charged with causing violence but was released on a Sh5,000 fine

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