CORD leader Raila Odinga has warned of unspecified consequences if politicians being held at Pangani police station are not released by tomorrow. Raila issued the warning today after he and CORD co-principals, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka, were blocked from seeing three CORD politicians who are among eight politicians detained over hate speech accusation.
Addressing the press outside Pangani police station, Raila Odinga said that the members are being held without charges and that should be released. “These members must be released without charge in the next 24 hours. If it does not happen there will be consequences.”
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The politicians being detained include Machakos senator Johnson Muthama, Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Busia women representative Florence Mutua and Kilifi women representative Aisha Jumwa of CORD. Others are – MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati).
The politicians were denied bail by High court on Tuesday June 14, angering CORD supporters across the country. Reports say Raila had been at the station for more than three hours but could not see the leaders.
The detainees are being treated just like any other prisoner – they were served limp food and slept on the floor. On Wednesday June 15, other CORD MPs stormed the Pangani police station but they were denied to see their colleagues.