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Cord MPs boycott cell food, insist on home-made delicacies

Cord legislators being held at Pangani police station on charges of hate speech have boycotted food given to them by police.

The MPs have not eaten anything since being booked at the station after their families were not allowed to give them food from home.

Kitui Senator David Musila, who led more than 10 MPs and hundreds of opposition supporters to visit them at the station on Wednesday, told reporters that the opposition does not have faith in the food being offered by the police to their colleagues

Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, MPs Junet Mohammed (Suna East) and Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba) are detained at the station.


“They have assured us they will not dare to eat food rations they are being given. They are just suspects, not prisoners and no law prevents us from bringing food from outside, “said Mr Musila.

The wife of Machakos Senator Jemimah Muthama, together with the wives of Mr Mohammed  and Mr Bosire, were barred from giving their husbands food prepared from home.

“They have refused to allow us to give them food and clothes to change. I do not know what other  plans they have to torture them, “said Mrs Faiza Jamal’s wife Junet Muhammed.

According to Senator Musila, they will continue to push for the suspects to be given food from home and be given a chance to change clothes.


Reports indicate Senator Muthama, Mr Mohammed, Mr Bosire together with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, fellow Jubilee legislators Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) are freely mingling with other suspects at the police station.

On Wednesday, police had a hard time restraining politicians and supporters who arrived at the police station to see the five politicians.

Some relatives of the suspects were allowed in after the intervention of former Minister of Lands, Charity Ngilu.

There was tension at the police station after some politicians threatened to storm in. More than 20 GSU officers were deployed at the station as reinforcement.