Suna East MP Junet Mohamed
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed was arrested on Tuesday morning outside Nation Centre in Nairobi, moments after walking out of a live interview at NTV.
Mr Mohamed was surrounded by Flying Squad police officers, who had been waiting for him outside the building
The Suna East MP was accompanied by Siaya Senator James Orengo and Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma, who had come in after word went out that police officers were waiting to arrest Mr Mohamed Earlier, the opposition coalition Cord, to which Mr Mohamed belongs, had claimed that two of its leaders—Senator Johnson Muthama and Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire — had been on “house arrest” since 11pm Monday. The coalition said on Tuesday that neither the two leaders nor others being sought had been served with summonses to appear before police. Mr Muthama and Mr Bosire were among legislators ordered by Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet to record statements at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters for alleged hate speech.
“Cord leaders will meet at the Capitol Hill Square then proceed to the homes of the two leaders currently marooned by police.
“Cord lawyers and MPs will also escort those being sought to record statements with the police,” the statement from Cord head of communications, Dennis Onyango said.