Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna grilled at DCI headquarters
Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna and former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya have presented themselves before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) head offices in Nairobi.
This is after the DCI issued summons on the two to appear before it for investigations in relation to the ongoing countrywide protests.
Lawyer Dunstan Omari told Nairobi that while at the DCI offices, Sifuna and Oparanya were accused and questioned for reportedly creating a disturbance outside the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi on March 20, 2023.
“They claim Sifuna created disturbances during the March 20, 2023 protests in Nairobi,” Omari said.
Incidentally, Sifuna’s office is located at KICC.
Earlier, Sifuna had revealed the news of his summons during an interview at Spice FM.
“I have been summoned to the DCI and without written summons. It will be interesting to know what they want from me,” he explained.
The vocal legislator also accused the DCI of witch hunt and claimed, but without sharing proof, that there was a scheme within President William Ruto’s government to arrest Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
“The leadership of Kenya Kwanza are in agreement that Baba needs to be arrested, the police and their minions are also in agreement, where they are stuck is the person to do this arrest,” he said.
“I am a very small player in this particular cause. In fact, the president himself said, if you have a problem with Raila, deal with him, stop harassing us. You know where he lives.”
On March 20, 2023, the police blocked Sifuna and other Azimio supporters from accessing CBD by lobbing teargas and water cannons.
Sifuna, who doubles up as Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) secretary general has been vocal and on the front line in leading demonstrations across the country alongside Mr Odinga.
The demos are aimed at putting pressure on President Ruto to lower the cost of living and advocate for electoral reforms.
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