Miguna Miguna arrested by police at his Runda home

Miguna Miguna arrested by police at his Runda home

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Politician Miguna Miguna. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Police in Nairobi have arrested National Resistance Movement (NRM) ‘General’ Miguna Miguna during a home raid early Friday morning.

The home of Miguna was raided on Friday Morning after he was accused of being part of the swearing in of Raila Odinga on Tuesday 30 January at Uhuru Park.

The lawyer is said to be have taken to Kiambu police station for further interrogation on the matter.

According to the politician who vied for the Nairobi gubernatorial position during the August 8th elections, police allegedly bombed their way into his house intending to apprehend him which later resulted to a stand-off.

“The police have bombed their way into my house; I can’t speak on the phone right now. They have ransacked the house. They are searching all rooms. It’s an assignation squad! I can’t speak. They are still here looking for me.

“Some are still hiding in the compound of my house hoping that I make a move so that they can shoot me and claim that there was a shootout. I’m staying put.” read a message sent by Miguna Miguna as seen by Baraka FM.

the destruction at Miguna Miguna’s house as police forced their way into the premise.

The lawyer’s intention was to mobilize young supporters to come to his rescue as the message says,” We need our young youth here in large numbers! 486 Runda Meadows it’s urgent and dire!” He said.

Miguna was at the forefront of ensuring Raila Odinga takes oath during the Uhuru park swearing day.

UPDATE

The High court of Nairobi ordered the release of National Resistant Movement NRM, leader Miguna Miguna on a cash bail of 50,000.
Judge James Wakiaga give the order pending the hearing and determination of the case against the lawyer.
The case which was mention as urgent saw Miguna lawyer Harrison Harvy pleading with the judge to let the police release his client on a bail.
Miguna through his lawyers argues that the decision by the government to arrest him is a clear sign of misuse of power by the police.
Miguna was arrested on Friday morning after police raided his home and took him to Kiambu police station where he was detained for a better part of the day before taken to court for charges.
The move sparked mix reactions especially to youth supporters of the NASA coalition in Kibra after they reacted to the news that Miguna had been arrested over Raila Odinga swearing-in ceremony at Uhuru park.
At Kibera Olympic ground, the youth set tires a blaze that later distracted vehicles movement and businesses around before the anti-riot police came to cool things down.
The case is set to be heard on Monday next week of date 5 February.

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