Miguna Miguna's 'whereabouts unknown' - Lawyer claims
Police have not commented on the matter.
Taking on Twitter on Monday, Mr Sifuna faulted the police for failing to produce Dr Miguna in court for charges to be read for him, and added that his client’s “whereabouts remain unknown.”
“Joseph Boinnet, National Police Service have failed or refused to produce Miguna before the High Court in Milimani as directed by Justice Wakiaga. Whereabouts unknown,” Mr Sifuna claimed on Twitter on Monday.
Mystery has surrounded the arrest and detention of Miguna Miguna who has been accused of administering an illegal oath to Nasa leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday last week at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
Sources indicate that Mr Miguna, who was picked at his Runda home on Friday morning, was taken to Githunguri Police Station then transferred to Uplands Police Station.
Police have, however, denied that the lawyer was being held at the station, even though they kept it tightly guarded from Saturday.
On Sunday, Mr Miguna's lawyer Edwin Sifuna, Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and Busia Woman Representative Florence Mutua went to Uplands Police Station but the officer in charge insisted that Mr Miguna was not there. Mr Sifuna insisted they had reliable information that the lawyer was detained at the Uplands station.
On Sunday Mr. Miguna reportedly suffered an asthma attack while in police custody. According to lawyer Edwin Sifuna police also denied him medical attention.
“It’s true. We received info that Miguna has suffered an Asthma attack. I have with me an inhaler but the OCS has become hostile. He won’t let me see my client give him the medication. #FreeMigunaMigunaNow #freemigunamiguna,” Mr Sifuna said.
On Saturday, Miguna Miguna’s lawyer working on his release, claimed that police moved his client to unknown location after he was removed from Githunguri police station Friday night and was later discovered that he was being detained at Lari Police Station in Kiambu.
The avid National Resistance Movement leader, whose release was ordered by a High court on Friday, has not been effected as the police changed his cell overnight. Mr Sifuna, through his twitter on Saturday, claimed that he suspected of a plot to have Miguna detained within Kiambu County.
“Just as we suspected Miguna was moved overnight from Githunguri but is still within Kiambu County. We have fanned out to various outposts in the County to find him,” he wrote on his twitter, after hours of pursuing Miguna’s freedom.
Milimani High Court Judge James Wakiaga on Friday ordered the immediate release of NRM's Miguna Miguna.
The court in a ruling also granted Mr Miguna a Sh50,000 cash bail. The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna was arrested on Friday morning, shortly after he raised the alarm on a police raid at his home.
The Director of Criminal Investigations Mr George Kinoti confirmed that he was arrested for administering an illegal oath and being a member of NRM, a proscribed organisation.
“He (Mr 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 Mr Kinoti.
He added: “He also said he is going to lead people to burn portraits of a democratically elected president. Then what do you expect from us? He also confessed he is the one who administered the oath.”
On Thursday last week, Miguna sent a daring message to Interior and National Government Coordination Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to arrest him, as he is the one who administered the controversial oath to Raila Odinga on Tuesday at Uhuru Park.
Speaking to the press earlier, the once anti-Raila crusader told the CS to, in fact, arrest him alongside Mr Odinga, as “he is the one who signed the oath and conducted it.”
“I’m the one who signed the oath and conducted it. If they want to look for the person who is responsible it is me and Odinga. Let them come for us!” he yelled.
Dr Miguna on January 30 at Uhuru Park, through his law firm, Miguna Miguna & Company Advocates, 'commissioned the controversial oath that was administered on Mr Odinga.'
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