Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on the night of Friday, July 21, addressed reports of his house arrest and detention.
In an interview with TV 47, Kalonzo assured Kenyans that he is fine together with his family.
“Of course, it is not right psychologically to feel you cannot leave your house. It is a combination of force and house imprisonment,” he said.
Further, the former Vice President said police had not served him with the charges for the arrest adding that the government would not dare because he had committed no crime.
At the same time, the Azimio co-principal maintained that the ongoing protests are for all Kenyans and not only the opposition.
Additionally, he thanked the Catholic Bishops for mounting pressure on President William Ruto to repeal the controversial Finance Act 2023, after the Court suspended its implementation.
“These are not Azimio or opposition rallies. These are Kenyans who are feeling the high cost of living. They cannot afford food for their families. So, it is the whole nation,” he said.
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Kalonzo also confirmed that he met foreign diplomats on Friday, July 21 despite failing to divulge details of the closed-door meeting at his Karen home.
“We agreed with the diplomats it is supposed to be without media briefing so allow me not to comment on that,” said Kalonzo.
Yes, Kalonzo is under house arrest – Raila
On Friday July 21, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga confirmed that Kalonzo was under house arrest and detention.
A group of leaders from the opposition team led by National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi and Jeremiah Kioni visited Kalonzo.
“Representatives of our coalition Opiyo Wandayi and Jeremiah Kioni have today visited Kalonzo Musyoka following his ongoing house arrest and detention,” Raila stated.
“Dear Kenyans, I am currently under the weather, battling a strong strain of flu, hence keeping off public engagements and all meetings,” the former Prime Minister explained.