Jubilee MPs claim bias in by-poll chaos arrest

Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa. [File, Standard]
A section of Jubilee legislators have hit out at the police over what they termed as selective application of the law in the fight against electoral violence in the run-up to the forthcoming by-elections.

The 21 MPs yesterday protested the arrest of Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa after the violence in Ganda Ward’s campaign violence where one person was killed. They wondered why legislators allied to ODM party accused of fanning violence in Kibra had not been arrested.

The legislators complained that during a campaign rally in Kibra at the weekend, some ODM MPs were openly calling for electoral violence, targeted at the Jubilee candidate MacDonald Mariga and his team, and yet no action was taken against them.

They further said that Mariga’s contingent was attacked and his car extensively damaged after a named legislator incited goons yet the named politician was never arrested. 

“On Sunday, we were targeted by some goons while inside a church. What is worrying is that since then no one was arrested, even after some MPs were openly heard during a rally calling on attacks to be meted on us,” said Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa.

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