Tuesday, 14 June 2016

MP Junnet Mohammed arrested outside Nation Centre


Edward Chweya 2 hours ago 32293
– Flying Squad officers have arrested Suna East MP Junnet Mohammed outside Nation Centre
– Junnet was at NTV’s AM Live show when the officers surrounded the building
– Junnet was arrested as James Orengo and Peter Kaluma battled the officers 
– His arrest comes after Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered that seven MPs record statements over hate speech
– The others include Kimani Ngunjiri, Moses Kuria, Ferdinand Waititu, Timothy Bosire, Aisha Jumwa and Johnstone Muthama
– Kuria, Ngunjiri and Waititu are said to have recorded the statements on the same day the order was issued
– Bosire and Muthama are said to have been put under house arrest since the evening of Monday
Drama ensued outside Nation Centre on the morning of Tuesday, June 14, when Flying Squad officers surrounded the building and arrested Suna East MP Junnet Mohammed.
Mohammed was at NTV’s AM Live show as a panelist discussing the fate of the embattled IEBC commissioners who the CORD wants out of office.
Upon walking out, the legislator was surrounded and drama ensued when other CORD leaders led by Siaya Senator James Orengo blocked the officers from taking the MP away with their car.
Instead, Orengo and Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma blocked the officers and demanded that Junnet be driven in their car.
MP Junnet Mohammed arrested outside Nation Centre
Senator James Orengo, other CORD leaders with Junnet Mohammed at Nation Centre as flying squad officers wait outside to arrest the MP. Photo: Phelix G-cord/Facebook
The officers eventually gave in and allowed the MP into the car alongside Orengo and Kaluma.
The latest drama comes a day after Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered Junnet and his CORD colleagues to record statements at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over comments they made with regard to the hate speech remarks made by Jubilee’s Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu.
Kuria had called for the assassination of CORD leader Raila Odinga. Speaking in his native Kikuyu language, Kuria was captured on camera inciting church goers in Kiambu against the former Prime Minister.
His counterpart, Waititu, also called for the forceful circumcision of members of the Luo community living in Nairobi.
Their statements prompted the ODM leaders; Junnet Mohammed, Timothy Bosire and Aisha Jumwa, to issue a joint statement threatening to mobilise their supporters to ‘defend themselves’ if Kuria and Waititu are not arrested.
Kuria, Waititu and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri are said to have recorded statements with the DCI on the same day the order was issued.
MP Junnet Mohammed arrested outside Nation Centre
Suna East MP Junnet Mohammed at Nation Centre as Flying Squad officers wait outside to arrest him. Photo: Phelix G-cord/Facebook
The CORD also issued a statement on Tuesday claiming that Senator Johnstone Muthama and Timothy Bosire have been put under house arrest since Monday evening.
Leaders from across the political divide have continued to spread hate speech even as the country heads to the 2017 general election.
This has prompted police to take action against the hate mongers.
It is not the first time Kuria and Waititu have been accused of incitement. Kuria already has a case in court after he was captured on camera telling his constituents to slash anyone opposed to the controversial NYS project.
Waititu, while he was Embakasi MP, incited residents against the Maasai community living in the area.
Here is the video courtesy of Phelix G-cord:
More drama at CID headquarters as Muthama arrives under heavy guard of GSU and flying squad. CORD leaders are expected here shortly!
Image: Nation

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