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Aladwa faults state for sending 30 police officers to arrest him

Makadara lawmaker George Aladwa has faulted the police for ‘wasting’ public resources and using scaremongering tactics while arresting him.

Aladwa spoke to Nairobi News on Saturday evening upon his release, eight hours after he was arrested by armed police officers at his Buruburu home.

Aladwa also explained that he has resisted attempts to surrender his firearms in the process.

“I am not afraid of anything. I am a State officer,” said Aladwa.


“The police should just call me and I will promptly surrender at the nearest police station with my lawyers. They don’t need to send 30 people to my home at the wee hours of the morning and start scaring my wife and little children.

“They seemed not to know what to do with me. After taking me round in circles, they eventually drove me to the CID headquarters and asked for my guns. I told them I can’t give it to them because that’s a legal issue and I haven’t done anything wrong.

“I am supposed to report back to the DCI on Monday. They say I attended an illegal assembly and witnessed an unlawful oath.”

Besides Aladwa, two other Nasa politicians namely Miguna Miguna, and TJ Kajwang have also been arrested in relation to opposition leader Raila Odinga’s swearing in as ‘People’s President’ last Tuesday at Uhuru Park.