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Water Assistant Minister Ferdinand Waititu/ FILE

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Waititu arrested as he protests demolitions

Water Assistant Minister Ferdinand Waititu/ FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – Water Assistant Minister Ferdinand Waititu once again found himself on the wrong side of the law on Thursday morning, after he was arrested for trying to stop demolition of houses built on a road reserve in his Embakasi constituency.

Witnesses said the MP accompanied by a group of youths stormed into the demolition site near Benrose in Umoja estate demanding that the exercise be stopped.

Nairobi Police boss Antony Kibuchi said the group started throwing stones at the police when they were ordered to leave the site.

He said Waititu would be arraigned in court to face incitement charges.

The MP was being detained at the Buru buru police station where witnesses said fresh trouble appeared to be brewing as his supporters protested the police action.

The demolition is aimed at paving way for the expansion of the road.

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