Mombasa County Assembly Speaker arrested during CORD Anti-IEBC protests

Mombasa County Assembly Speaker arrested during CORD Anti-IEBC protests

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Police at Uhuru garden where the demos were to kick off. Mombasa County Assembly speaker and MCA were arrested during the demos. PHOTO: BARAKAFM

Mombasa,KENYA:Mombasa County Assembly speaker Thaddeus Rajwayi and Junda MCA Paul Onje were on Monday arrested by police during anti-IEBC demos in Mombasa.

The demo which was called upon by Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho, was earlier on dispersed by teargas when demonstrators had started marching towards the city center.

Joho who joined after the demonstrators were dispersed using teargas by police led the demonstrators again towards Central police station where Rajwayi and Onje were being held together with 6 other people.

The protests in Mombasa ended at around 12 midday.

Mombasa police boss Lucas Ogara confirmed the arrest saying they  were leading unlawful demonsrtration.

Ogara said the 8 who were arrested were being rescued from danger.

The police boss said the demo was peaceful but could have turned violent at any  time.

“Those we arrested were because of their safety.We were removing the casualties from danger,we arrested 8,we have talk to them and we are going to realease them,”said the police boss.

He call upon the leaders intending to organise demonstrations to notify police in advance so that they  are given enough  security during their demonstration.

CORD protesters at Central Police station in Mombasa after arrest of county assembly speaker and an MCA . PHOTO: COURTESY.
CORD protesters at Central Police station in Mombasa after arrest of county assembly speaker and and MCA . PHOTO: COURTESY.

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