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Chaos erupt in Kibera after rowdy youth protest Miguna’s arrest

By Mercy Asamba | Published Fri, February 2nd 2018 at 11:39, Updated February 2nd 2018 at 15:04 GMT +3
Protests in Kibera over the arrest of Miguna Miguna.[Courtesy]

Chaos have erupted along Southern Bypass and a section of Kibera in Nairobi after rowdy youth barricaded roads, burning tyres in protest of Miguna Miguna's arrest.

Traffic along the road has been disrupted and motorists advised to use alternative routes.

The self-declared National Resistance Movement general Miguna Miguna was arrested by police at his Runda home on Friday morning.

The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said that Miguna was arrested for administering an illegal oath and being a member of NRM, a movement that has since been outlawed by the Government.

“Miguna publicly declared that he is the general of NRM, which is already declared a proscribed group. By the time he declared publicly, there was a gazette notice by the minister. How can we let it go? We are law enforcers,” said Kinoti.


The police said his remarks during a NASA press conference on Thursday urging people to burn portraits of Uhuru Kenyatta who was democratically elected were the reasons for his arrest.

The arrest comes three days later after National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga was sworn-in as people's president, a move that has been highly criticized by the Government.

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Miguna and Ruaraka Member of Parliament Tom Joseph Kajwang’ were at the Centre of the Uhuru Park event and are said to have played a major role in Raila’s oath ceremony.


TJ Kajwang’ was arrested on Wednesday by flying squad while at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.

After Kajwang’s arrest, Miguna dared Interior CS Fred Mating'i to go for him.

"Matiang'i if you are looking for me, I am ready and I have been ready since I was a teenager," he said.

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