Tanzania ex-MP flees to Kenya as Tundu Lissu holed up in German embassy

Former Arusha Urban MP Godbless Lema

Former Arusha Urban Member of Parliament Godbless Lema.

Photo credit: Courtesy

What you need to know:

  • He was received at the Namanga border by his lawyer, prof George Luchiri Wajackoyah, who said the politician will seek asylum in Kenya.
  • Mr Lema was arrested by Tanzanian authorities together with other politicians in the aftermath of the October 28 elections, but was later released on police bond without charge.

A Tanzanian ex-MP has fled to Kenya with his family to escape what he terms as threats to his life, as opposition leader Tundu Lissu, who is seeking refuge in the German embassy, called for non-recognition of the country’s recent polls.

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