- Jan 20, 2014
Cord leader Raila Odinga has warned of "consequences" if politicians arrested over incitement remarks are not released in 24 hours.
The politicians include Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and woman representatives Florence Mutua (Busia) and Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi).
The others are MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba) and Junet Mohamed (Suna East)
Raila said on Thursday that they are being held without charged and that this "basically amounts to detention without trial".
He asked the government to desist from the "authoritarianism".
"These members must be released without charge in the next 24 hrs. If it does not happen there will be consequences," said the opposition chief.
Raila spoke at Pangani police station where six of the politicians are being held. He was with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula.
After an address to the media, they left for Muthaiga police station where Mutua and Jumwa are being held.
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