Raila men pay price in police oath crackdown

Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’ walks out of Ngong Law Courts on February 1, 2018 after spending a night in police custody. His arrest and that of fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna and for their alleged role in the “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga has sparked fears that the former prime minister could also be picked up. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The charge sheet against Mr Miguna alleged that he “was present and consented to the administering of an oath to Raila Amollo Odinga.

  • The National Police Service said in a statement they were not interested in arresting Nasa leaders who had gone to court and obtained anticipatory bail.

  • But two MPs allied to Nasa maintained that the plan by the police to arrest Mr Odinga was real.

The arrest and prosecution of Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’ and fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna for their alleged role in the “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga has sparked fears that the former prime minister could also be picked up.

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