Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday, July 21, confirmed that his co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka was under house arrest and detention.
Odinga made the remarks after Azimio’s top leadership visited the Wiper Leader, with reports of his detention making rounds.
“Representatives of our coalition Opiyo Wandayi and Jeremiah Kioni have today visited Kalonzo Musyoka following his ongoing house arrest and detention,” Raila stated.
Further, Raila dismissed claims of meeting foreign envoys and diplomats at Kalonzo’s Karen home as reported by a section of the media.
“Dear Kenyans, I am currently under the weather, battling a strong strain of flu, hence keeping off public engagements and all meetings,” he said.
“I have therefore held no meeting with any envoys as reported by some media outlets.”
Earlier, National Assembly Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi claimed that police blocked Kalonzo from leaving his home since the anti-government protests started on Wednesday July 19.
Azimio’s Earlier Plea
The opposition urged Kenyans to provide them with any useful information on the whereabouts of their missing colleagues.
“Help Team Azimio Find Hon Antony Oluoch, Maina Njenga, Maurice Ogeta, Eric Otieno, Anthony Otsyula and Victor Obel.
Kenyans online, we need your help! Time is critical, if you have any information about their whereabouts, please share it with us through our Facebook messenger inbox. Your identity will be protected,” Azimio’s statement read.
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Further, the opposition requested its supporters to unite and trace the missing politicians.
On Thursday, July 20, Raila said that Friday 21 will be the final day of the three days demonstrations.
Babu Owino Case
On Friday, July 21, a Nairobi court freed Embakasi East MP and Raila’s ally Babu Owino on cash bail of Ksh.100,000.
Babu was arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts and was charged alongside six other individuals.
However, immediately after his release Babu claimed that officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were planning to re-arrest him.
“We are just done with our court process, and I’ve been released on cash bail and as we speak, CID from DCI headquarters and Nairobi area are all here waiting to rearrest me if I leave the police cells,” he said.
However, the MP pledged to continue fighting, adding that he is aware of the plan by the police.
His lawyers also stated that police whisked away the vocal lawmaker before they could bail him out as directed by court.
Additionally, they asked Chief Justice Martha Koome to intervene and stop such impunity.