Three lawmakers who were arrested on Monday during demonstrations called by Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga yesterday narrated the tribulations they underwent at the hands of the police.
Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, the MPs who were in the company of other Azimio leaders, claimed they were harassed during and after the arrest.
The Leader of Minority in the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi claimed his security detail had been withdrawn following his participation in the protests.
“The police have withdrawn my security. I am not worried. I am protected by God,” said Wandayi.
He said after he was arrested, the police took him from one police station to another.
“They took me around like a terrorist from Central Police Station to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices on Kiambu Road then to Limuru. At around 6:30 pm, long after working hours, they released me on a Sh50,000 bond,” said Wandayi.
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Civilians will soon start accessing medical services in Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) hospitals, Defence Principal Secretary Patrick Mariru has said.
Mr Mariru said discussions are going on at a “higher level” to open all KDF hospitals to the public as a way of making quality health services accessible to all.
“The discussions are at a higher level and soon we will be able to open the hospitals for other people. We are putting together the modalities on who can access and at what cost,” Mr Mariru told MPs.
‘Give us the List’ Malala Cornered to Name Azimio leaders Calling Ruto at Night
UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala has claimed that some top Azimio One Kenya leaders are phone-calling President William Ruto at night. He was then cornered to reveal more details.
Malala while appearing on Citizen TV on Tuesday night, defended President Ruto’s administration against the high cost of living advocated by the opposition leaders.
He directly told Senator Ledama Ole Kina, who was present during the interview, that other Azimio allies were seeking Ruto at night.
Handshake Loading? Speculations as Secret Push For Raila, Ruto Dialogue Emerge
Push to see opposition leader Raila Odinga and President William Ruto joining hands for a political handshake continues to pick heat with forces from religious leaders, businessmen and politicians to bring state leaders together continues to burn the midnight oil.
Following that, according to a report by Star on Wednesday, March 22, there is a seeming stand-off inside the secret push for Azimio boss Raila Odinga and President William Ruto dialogue.
However, the source also indicates that hardliners have continued to get in way of dialogue with a section of United Democratic Alliance Members of parliament insisting there will be no handshake amid claims, it weakens opposition.