Orengo, Jimi Wanjigi and Joho summoned to DCI
Miguna Miguna has so far been charged with Treason
The politicians have been given an anticipatory bail of Sh 100,000 and are set to appear for grilling for having attended the controversial swearing-in ceremony of Nasa leader Raila Odinga on January 30 at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
The Court sitting in Nairobi on Tuesday ordered the police, not to arrest any of the Nasa leaders who attended the controversial oath.
Other politicians who have been summoned include: Simba Arati (Dagoretti North), Senator George Khaniri (Vihiga County), Nasa CEO Norman Magaya, Homa Bay Women Representative Gladys Wanga, Makadara MP George Aladwa, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino (whose arrest warrant was issued and later revoked on Monday), Nasa strategist and economist David Ndii and ODM’s Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen.
Already police in the recent crackdown arrested National Resistance Movement Miguna Miguna, Makadara MP George Aladwa and Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang for participating “directly in the illegal event to swear-in Nasa leader Raila Odinga.”
Dr Miguna was arrested ion Friday at his home in Runda in Nairobi and the Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Mutuku said in a court session in Nairobi on Tuesday morning that already Miguna has been charged in a Kajiado Law Courts.
Miguna has been charged with unlawful involvement in a criminally organised group (National Resistance Movement) and treason.
Miguna had failed to show up for the case in three successive sermons, raising the questions over his whereabouts. Miguna, in an address to the press on Thursday last week, dared Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i to arrest him as he “is the one who commissioned the oath administered to Raila Odinga.”
It however remains unclear why all the named leaders are sought for questioning. It is, however, understood that Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i hinted at a major crackdown on all leaders who flanked Mr Odinga at Uhuru Park. Nasa leader Raila Odinga, has not been named in any wrongdoing.
The Kenya Police, however, in a statement via Twitter nearly an hour after the Court directed the politicians to appear at the DCI headquarters, said that they are not necessarily being sought by the police.
"The National Police Service wishes to state that neither Hassan Joho, Jimmy Wanjigi, David Ndii nor the 9 others who have sought anticipatory bail are being sought as of now in connection with commission of any crimes," reads the statement seen by Pulselive.co.ke
"Those individuals should therefore not bother turning up at the DCI offices. They are not persons of interest to the Police as of now," the statement added.
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