Junet arrested as police target MPs in hate speech crackdown

June 14, 2016 11:04 am
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The Member of Parliament was whisked away by detectives shortly after leaving the Nation Centre studios where he had attended a talkshow/CFM NEWS
The Member of Parliament was whisked away by detectives shortly after leaving the Nation Centre studios where he had attended a talkshow/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 – Suna East lawmaker Junet Mohammed was arrested Tuesday morning by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over alleged hate speech.

The Member of Parliament was whisked away by detectives shortly after leaving the Nation Centre studios where he had attended a talkshow.

Overview
  • Police have barricaded Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama's home in Gigiri
  • Police are investigating claims of hate speech against the lawmakers alongside Moses Kuria, Ferdinand Waititu, Kimani Ngunjiri, Aisha Jumwa and Timothy Bosire
  • Waititu and Kuria appeared before the DCI Monday night where they were grilled before leaving and were asked to report back on Tuesday

He was in the company of Senator James Orengo and other lawmakers at the time of the arrest.

The arrest came as police lay in wait at the home of Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, who was to also face similar action.

According to his aides, police had camped at his Gigiri home in efforts to arrest him since Monday night.

Police are investigating claims of hate speech against the lawmakers alongside Moses Kuria, Ferdinand Waititu, Kimani Ngunjiri, Aisha Jumwa and Timothy Bosire.

Waititu and Kuria appeared before the DCI Monday night where they were grilled before leaving and were asked to report back on Tuesday.

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