Police: Why we have arrested Miguna – VIDEO
Police on Friday morning arrested self-declared NRM general Miguna Miguna accusing him of administering an illegal oath and being a member of a proscribed organization.
Director Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti confirmed Miguna’s dramatic arrest at his home in Runda, Nairobi on Friday morning.
“He (Miguna) publicly declared that he is the general of NRM, which is already declared a proscribed group. By the time he declared publicly, there was a gazette notice by the minister. How can we let it go? We are law enforcers,” charged Mr Kinoti.
“He also said he is going to lead people to burn portraits of a democratically elected president. Then what do you expect from us? He also confessed he is the one who administered the oath.”
The officers busted the strong doors of Miguna’s house before taking him into custody.
They then drove out in a convoy to an unknown destination.
On Tuesday, January 30, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i banned NRM after declaring it an illegal outfit.
Miguna played a key role in the ‘swearing in’ of Nasa leader Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
Earlier, the feisty lawyer had sent distress calls to Nasa supporters asking them to rush to his aid.
“The police have bombed their way into my house. I can’t speak on the phone right now. They have ransacked the house!!” he said.
“Some are still hiding in the compound and my house hoping that I make a move so that they can shoot me and claim that there was a ‘shootout!’ I’m staying put! We need our youth here in large numbers!! 486 Runda Meadows!”
Supporters who had camped outside his home were teargased before Miguna was taken away.