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2017 KENYA ELECTIONS

Police not interested in opposition leaders granted anticipatory bail

Those who have sought the court’s protection were involved in organising the events of January 30/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Police now say the 12 opposition leaders who were granted anticipatory bail of Sh100,000 pending their arrest for actively playing a role during NASA leader Raila Odinga’s swearing-in are not persons of interest.

Through its Twitter account, the National Police Service says that the individual should not bother turning up at the Director of Criminal Investigations offices on Thursday as directed by the court.

It states that the neither of the 12 are being sought in connection with any crime.

“The National Police Service wishes to state that neither Hassan Joho, Jimmy Wanjigi, David Ndii nor the 9 others who have sought anticipatory bail are being sought as of now in connection with commision of any crimes.”

Through their lawyer Nelson Havi, the 12 told the High Court in Nairobi that they had received credible information with regard to their imminent arrest.

They include Mombasa Governor, Hassan Joho, Senator James Orengo, Senator George Khaniri, Makadara Member of Parliament George Aladwa, MPs Simba Arati, Babu Owino, Gladys Wanga and NASA Chief Executive Officer, Norman Magaya.

Also on the list is NASA affiliated businessman Jimi Wanjigi, activist David Ndii and ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen.

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