Former Raila PA Silas Jakakimba On Zimbabwean Police Radar For Allegedly Instigating Poll Violence

Silas Jakakimba
Silas Jakakimba

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s aide Silas Jakakimba is on the Zimbabwean police radar for allegedly instigating poll violence that followed the general election on August 1.

Silas Jakakimba


According to the Sunday mail, a newspaper in Zimbabwe, the police want to interview Raila’s Aide on his alleged involvement in the protests. The senior assistant commissioner Charity Charamba has asked Zimbabweans with information with regards to his whereabouts to contact CID law and order.

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Jakakimba in his defense said that he visited Harare during a public rally held by opposition party MDC that is headed by Nelson Chamisa, a presidential candidate. He said that his mission was to convey a goodwill message to the party from Raila Odinga who has been a close ally of the opposition party in Zimbabwe formerly headed by the Morgan Tsvangirai.

He denied working as a strategist for the MDC Alliance, and is currently in his rural home in Kakimba village Homabay county.

Zimbabwe held their elections on August 1 where Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner by the Zimbabwean Electoral commission who said that he garnered 50.8% of votes against 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

President Uhuru Kenyatta already joined other leaders in congratulating the new president stating that he would work closely with president Mnangagwa.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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