Azimio MP Arrested

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau has been arrested. Makau was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday at his home in Karen, Nairobi.

His house was raided at 4 am, where detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) took him to the directorate’s offices in Kiambu.

Makau’s arrest is in connection with demonstrations that led to the massive destruction of the Nairobi Expressway at the Mlolongo toll station during the anti-government protests called by the opposition to picket against the high cost of living.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki castigated 

opposition chief Raila Odinga for being the “architect of today’s lawlessness and impunity,” while referring to the former premiere as the poster boy for violent politics.

“From the 1982 attempted coup-de-tat to the 2007/08 post-election violence, this same politician and his collaborators, then and now, are associated with risky politics that has occasionally plunged our country into near destruction,” said Kindiki.

The Interior boss added that persons who partook in the demonstrations, both directly and indirectly, will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

At least nine people are reported to have  died in the protests, including four in Mlolongo, two in Kitengela and one in Emali in Makueni County.

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