Mudavadi writes to Uhuru over alleged mischief by Inspector General

People in your government cannot be trusted

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Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Monday wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta over alleged mischief by the police force.

In a release from Mombasa county, Mudavadi highlighted the plight of Lamu residents and former governor Issa Timamy who have allegedly been harassed by the police.

"We are asking President Kenyatta whether he is aware that this article [Article 245] is being invoked in Lamu under suspiciously arbitrary claims of 'orders from above' thus invoking the President's name by a section of police commanders and the County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri against the interests of the people of Lamu and and putting the peace of the country at risk," Mudavadi's statement outlined.

Governor Issa Timamy frustrated

Mudavadi claimed that the said harassment is being propagated by cartels that would like to grab land in Lamu.

He further narrated mischief against former Governor Timamy who had organized a thanksgiving tour of the county that was later disrupted by police.

"Without provocation and quoting 'orders from above' the police suddenly cordoned off Mpeketoni in an emergency like formation. They banned free movement and association of people.

"Timamy wasn't spared the torture either; the house he had taken refuge in was broken into and teargas used to flush him out," Mudavadi explained.

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