Kenya: Miguna Falls Sick in Custody But Police Still Won't Release Him

Miguna Miguna (left) puts pen to paper during Raila Odinga's swearing in as the people's president at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on January 30.
4 February 2018

Outspoken opposition politician Miguna Miguna has reportedly fallen sick in police cell, his lawyer has revealed, even as Nasa supporters intensify calls for his release.

According to Edwin Sifuna, who is representing him, Miguna has suffered an asthma attack but the police have denied him access to treatment.

Miguna has been in police custody since Friday, when dozens of policemen drove into his Nairobi home and forcefully took him away.

A High court ruling on the same day ordered he be released but this somehow hasn't happened and it now is likely that he will spend the remaining part of the weekend in custody before appearing in court on Monday.

A search warrant made public by one of his lawyers on Saturday suggests police were seeking 'dangerous weapons' that would have been used to undermine the government of Kenya.

Police have also indicated they are holding him because of his participation in Raila Odinga's swearing in as 'People's President' at Uhuru Park last week on Tuesday.

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