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Authorities still silent over fatal Legio clashes

By Kevine Omollo | September 18th 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

Police maintained their silence, four days after Legio Maria followers clashed at Got Kwer, leaving at least four people dead and several injured.

The violence at the sect's headquarters erupted between factions allied to Pope Raphael Adika and Pope Lawrence Ochieng.

Unconfirmed reports say four to nine people perished while six others were admitted in hospital with bullet wounds following the Monday bloody clashes.

County Police Commander, Manase Musyoka said he was new in the area, and directed us to the County Commissioner, Boaz Cherutich for comment.

Cherutich, however, maintained that he was held up in meetings.

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“I am just coming out of a meeting, will address the matter once I get full brief,” he said on Tuesday.

Yesterday, Pope Adika said he had not recorded any statement with the police, neither any of his allies has been arrested in regards to the incident.

“We will be issuing a comprehensive statement on the matter on Saturday,” he said.

Cardinal Chamalengo Joseph Aloo Ong’awo who is allied to Pope Ochieng also said no one in their camp had either been arrested or recorded statement with police.

“We are shocked that nothing is going on, yet families of those killed would want a postmortem report conducted before burials,” he said.

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