- Dr. Ekuru Aukot says President Uhuru should respect court orders as he vowed to uphold the constitution
- The former presidential aspirant spoke in regard to the ongoing detention of NRM's Miguna Miguna
- He also touched on the current shut down of several TV stations in the country
Thirdway Alliance Party Leader Dr. Ekuru Aukot has a word for President Uhuru Kenyatta In regard to the arrest of Self-proclaimed National Resistant Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna and the ongoing media shut down in the country. Aukot, who ran for the presidency twice last year and lost before proclaiming to be the government’s opposition shared his opinion on his twitter handle on Monday, February 5.
In his tweet, Aukot reminds the President of the oath he took in a promise to uphold the existing constitution. He also reminds him that Kenyans obeyed a court order that announced him as duly elected after elections last year.
My advice to Uhuru Kenyata, last year, we respected the court order that declared you duly elected. We now ask you to respect the court order to release Miguna Miguna and to lift the media shutdown in Kenya. You also swore to uphold our constitution.
My advise to @UKenyatta: last year, we respected the court order that declared you duly elected. We now ask you to respect the court order to release @MigunaMiguna and to lift the #MediaShutDownKE. You also swore to uphold our constitution.— #OneNation (@EAukot) February 5, 2018
Aukot’s post comes as the debate fro why Former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Miguna was arrested and held in the cells without charges on Friday last week. According to DCI George Kinoti, the National Resistance Movements (NRM) ‘General’ was arrested for administering an illegal oath and for being a member of an outlawed organisation.
Justice James Wakiaga, a High Court Judge, thereafter ordered his release on a Sh50,000 cash bail but Miguna was rearrested at the Githunguri police station according to lawyer Edwin Sifuna. He was later moved to Lari Police station where he spent his weekend.
High Court judge Luka Kimaru has however sent an order to Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to arraign Self-proclaimed National Resistant Movement general Miguna Miguna in court at 2 pm February 5, failure to which will be punishable.
On the media shutdown, three biggest TV stations in the country were forced off air on January 30, after defying government warnings and broadcasting live from the venue of the contentious “swearing-in” of Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Standard Group‘s KTN News, Nation Media Group’s NTV and Citizen TV and the Kikuyu-language Inooro TV of Royal Media Services have been off since then, only airing their news from live streams. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said that the TV blockade will remain indefinitely after accusing the media of being party to alleged subversion aimed at the violent overthrow of the Jubilee government.
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