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Drama as Babu Owino’s family protests in Kirinyaga police station


The police officers at Wang’uru Police Station in Kirinyaga County had a rough time with the family of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, who is alleged to have been detained at the station.

The family of the MP stormed the station on Thursday, July 20, demanding his release.

However, the police ejected them outside of the station even as they continued to call for the release of the prominent MP.

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According to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition, Embakasi East MP was arrested on Tuesday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon arrival from Mombasa.

The Azimio leader Mr Raila Odinga said on Wednesday, July 19, in an exclusive interview with Daily Nation revealed, that Mr Owino was arrested and his place of detention had not been revealed.

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The ODM leader called for the immediate release of the MP even as the Azimio entered the third wave of anti-government protests, which is expected to continue until Friday.

On Wednesday, the MP’s spouse Fridah Muthoni made an emotional plea to the government to secure her husband’s release.

“I was begging them since all I want is to give my husband food and medicine since he was not feeling well on Monday,” Fridah said.

“They refused me entry actually they carried me out to the gate, there was a very heavy police presence. I was able to ascertain that my husband is there. The only problem is that he is able to be transferred now that we know where he is,” she explained.

His wife said that her attempts to reach the MP ran futile after visiting DCI headquarters in Kiambu Road, where she was redirected to the airport, but to no avail.

She also visited Muthaiga, Gigiri, Kilimani, and the Embakasi police station without succession.

The Azimio now wants all the leaders arrested during the maandamano to be released immediately.

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