Kenya: Nasa MP Exposes Government's Ploy to Arrest Raila

Nasa leader Raila Odinga talks to journalists (file photo).
4 February 2018

Mathare Member of Parliament, Anthony Oluoch, has claimed that the ongoing series of arrests of key opposition politicians is a ploy by the government to eventually arrest Nasa leader Raila Odinga.

The MP at the same dared the police to go ahead and arrest Odinga, if indeed that is their game plan.

Speaking on Saturday, Oluoch a practicing lawyer representing George Aladwa, who had been arrested for his role in Odinga's swearing in, claimed his client was arrested so as to 'test the waters'.

"They are saying my client (Aladwa) took part in an unlawful assembly, but what about the rest of the two million people who also were in attendance? Oluoch posed.

OATH TAKING

"My thinking is that they have no problem with Aladwa and Miguna (Miguna) - another opposition politician who was arrested on Friday - they only are testing the waters to see if they can arrest 'Baba' (Raila Odinga). I want to dare them to go ahead (and arrest Odinga)," he said.

Mr Odinga is on the spotlight for his recent move to swear himself in as the 'People's President'.

Prior to Odinga's oath taking, Attorney General Githu Muigai declared such actions as high treason, punishable by death.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i early this week also warned that the government will punish all criminals elements who took part in the oath taking event last Tuesday at Uhuru Park.

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