Raila finally speaks after the arrest of Miguna
Miguna Miguna was arrested on Friday and is still in custody despite court order to release him.
Speaking in a press briefing on Friday, Mr Odinga condemned the unnecessary arrests saying the State should desist from threatening the NASA fraternity.
"Jubilee is now arresting people, taking them to court to charge them. They are threatening people with treason or whatever with all these kind of things. We want Jubilee to accept that they lost elections,” an agitated Raila stated.
“I can speak without any fear of contradiction that is why I am speaking with a lot of energy and conviction that I won the elections. That is the reason why I was able to stand before that huge magnitude of Kenyans and hold the Bible. I’m doing it not because I am mad… I am not a megalomaniac. I’m a very reasonable Kenyan and talking out of conviction that I won the elections,” the now people’s president pointed out.
On his part Wipe Party leader Kalonzo, who spoke at Okoa Kenya Secretariat in Nairobi, said that the Government is cowed and cannot dare to apprehend the former Prime Minister.
“I want you to know that there is no one who can arrest Raila Amolo Odinga,” Kalonzo stressed.
Numerous arrests have been done by police since Tuesday’s mock oath at Uhuru Park Nairobi in a crackdown, which has salvaged Raila Odinga. It began with Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang and self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna.
In addition, Makadara Constituency MP and Nairobi’s ODM chairman Mr George Aladwa was arrested on Saturday from his Buruburu home and taken to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu. He played a pivotal role in the controversial oath Raila took on January 30.
Miguna’s lawyer, Edwin Sifuna, on Saturday claimed that Miguna was rearrested at the Githunguri police station despite Justice James Wakiaga ordering his release on a Sh50,000 cash bail until the case filed in court is heard and determined. He added that the former Raila Odinga aide was taken to unknown location, after he was re-arrested Friday night.
“Miguna has been put back in the Cells a few minutes ago here at Githunguri Police Station. It appears orders have come to the local police to defy the High Court release order,” Sifuna posted on social media, Friday.
“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.
Police arrested the vocal lawyer (Miguna) at his Runda home on Friday in Nairobi over Tuesday’s ‘swearing-in’ of Raila as people’s president.
The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti said that the vocal lawyer was apprehended for administering an illegal oath and being a member of NRM, a movement that has since been outlawed by the Government.
“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 Kinoti.
Miguna had on Thursday dared Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to arrest him for administering the oath to Opposition leader, Raila.
"Matiang'i if you are looking for me, I am ready and I have been ready since I was a teenager," he said.
He further directed NASA supporters to remove all of President Uhuru Kenyatta's portraits from their business premises.
"We are ordering NRM soldiers to take down Uhuru portraits from all homes, businesses and every premise they occupy," Miguna said.
The outspoken politician said the coalition will in due course produce legitimate portraits of "President Raila Odinga".
"We will distribute the portraits ourselves. We are going to do it in an organised and fashioned way," he said.
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