Miguna falls sick in custody but police still won’t release him
Outspoken opposition politician Miguna Miguna has reportedly fallen sick in police cell, his lawyer has revealed, even as Nasa supporters intensify calls for his release.
According to Edwin Sifuna, who is representing him, Miguna has suffered an asthma attack but the police have denied him access to treatment.
Its true. We recieved info that Miguna has suffered an Asthma attack. I have with me an inhaler but the OCS has become hostile. He wont let me see my client to give him the medication. #FreeMigunaMigunaNow #freemigunamiguna https://t.co/K6pQnyz3SG
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) February 4, 2018
Miguna has been in police custody since Friday, when dozens of policemen drove into his Nairobi home and forcefully took him away.
A High court ruling on the same day ordered he be released but this somehow hasn’t happened and it now is likely that he will spend the remaining part of the weekend in custody before appearing in court on Monday.
A search warrant made public by one of his lawyers on Saturday suggests police were seeking ‘dangerous weapons’ that would have been used to undermine the government of Kenya.
Police have also indicated they are holding him because of his participation in Raila Odinga’s swearing in as ‘People’s President’ at Uhuru Park last week on Tuesday.
A regime that does not respect our Constitution. and the judiciary is a failed regime. why be in power if you do not respect the sovereignty of the people. this is dictatorship and not leadership. obey the court order and release miguna. #FreeMigunaMigunaNow
— Sen ledama ole kina (@ledamalekina) February 4, 2018
Dr. Miguna Miguna is critically ill at Lari. The police there have received orders from above NOT to attend to him nor allow his lawyer and doctor to access him. They want him to die. They are killing him. This is an ASSASSINATION.#FreeMigunaMigunaNow
— The Big Bill (@TheBigBillKe) February 4, 2018
The ground is breaking!!they don’t obey court orders,they torture intimidate,assassinate but where its headed #LiweLiwalo they will feel it now, let them #FreeMigunaMigunaNow pic.twitter.com/A2WIy506BS
— Amakanji Thomas (@AmakanjiThomas) February 4, 2018
The last time we saw @MigunaMiguna (Friday night) he was standing behind the counter at Githunguri Police Station. He was transferred overnight to Lari Police Station and today sources suggest he has been transferred again!!#MigunaMigunaArrested #FreeMigunaMigunaNow pic.twitter.com/PTK42qOSL3
— Phil (@phil_254) February 4, 2018
— Duncan Makori (@EngnrDan) February 4, 2018