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Raila condemns arrest of Johnstone Muthama, calls for his immediate release

By Waweru Titus | Published Mon, September 11th 2017 at 18:45, Updated September 11th 2017 at 21:28 GMT +3

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has visited former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at Pangani Police Station.

Kuria and Muthama were arrested on Monday over alleged hate speech.

While addressing the media, Raila claimed that the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, ordered the arrest of the leaders after receiving instructions from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“Uhuru Kenyatta has given instructions. But I would like Uhuru Kenyatta to play by the rules. You are a presidential candidate, I’m a presidential candidate, let us face the people. Do not intimidate my supporters to cripple my campaign,” Raila noted.

 

The former Prime Minister also cautioned President Uhuru should against intimidating the Opposition ahead of the repeat presidential election on October 17.

The controversial Kuria was apprehended from the CBD in Nairobi, while Muthama was arrested in his Tala home, Kangundo.

They were both driven to DCI headquarters (Mazingira Hse,Kiambu Road) where they were questioned for hours.
 

 


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