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Protests in Kisumu as police arrest hundreds in night swoop

By Kepher Otieno | Published Sun, December 18th 2016 at 12:51, Updated December 18th 2016 at 12:56 GMT +3
.Families and friends at Kisumu central police station who came to collect their loved ones after a raid in the night clubs. Over 100 residents who were drinking after hours in different night clubs were arrested. PIC BY COLLINS ODUOR

Police in Kisumu yesterday arrested 100 revelers, including students from various universities celebrating their graduation.

There was drama at the Central police Station cells that was jammed to capacity, with several friends and relatives of those arrested turning up in big numbers to protest.

Nyanza Regional Police Cordinator Willy Lugusa said those arrested were drunk and disorderly. Relatives, however, claimed the arrest was arbitrary and driven by malice.

 Most suspects spent the night on the floor because the cell was parked. Attempts by some local leaders including Central MCA Eddy Anayo, Governor Jack Ranguma’s political advisor, Philip Obiero and a son to Nominated MP Oburu Oginga, Jaoko, were turned away by police, saying they acted within the law. Some were fined Sh3,000 and released on bond.



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