Raila visits Moses Kuria (Photos)
The Gatundu South MP received a rare visit from Raila after....
NASA leader Raila Odinga went to visit Kuria and former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama who were at the police station over hate speech claims.
Odinga was accompanied by top NASA and Jubilee leaders including Mombasa Governor Hasaan Joho, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, Siaya Senator James Orengo, Kibra MP Ken Okoth and Woman Representatives Esther Passaris (Nairobi), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Gathoni wa Muchoma (Kiambu) and Sabina Chege (Murang'a).
The leaders from both NASA and Jubilee set aside their political differences at the police station, mingled freely together as they visited the Muthama and Kuria.
While addressing the media after the visit, Odinga said that the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, ordered the arrest of the leaders after receiving instructions from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The NASA leader condemned the arrest of Muthama and called for his immediate release saying that Kenyatta was intimidating his team to frustrate NASA's camapaign ahead of the repeat presidential elections slated for October 17.
“Uhuru Kenyatta has given instructions. But I would like Uhuru Kenyatta to play by the rules. You are a presidential candidate, I’m a presidential candidate, let us face the people. Do not intimidate my supporters to cripple my campaign,” Odinga reiterated.
Kuria was arrested by Special Crimes Prevention Unit police at a hotel in Kilimani around midday before being taken to Pangani and thereafter moved moved to DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road for interrogation.
Muthama was arrested by Flying Squad officers in Kangundo at around 1:45pm while heading to his Machakos home.
He was then taken to Pangani then Mazingira House for interrogation.
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