NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6- Activist Boniface Mwangi was on Monday picked from his Nairobi home by Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives and held at Central Police station for hours.
Mwangi, who is an award-winning photojournalist was questioned on allegations that he is planning to lead a revolution against the Jubilee government.
He was questioned at the Central Police Station by detectives over his role in the alleged plans for a revolt.
“l have been released! Kenyans are angry, hungry and broke. They feel like revolting against bad governance and corruption, and the government is afraid it’s going to happen. Revolution is not treason,” Mwangi said shortly after he was released.
“Civil servants, police officers, the military and every single Kenyan is tired.”
According to a police inquiry seen by Capital FM News, Mwangi is accused of planning a revolution, likely “to cause civil unrest and also cause a break of peace.”
Police, Mwangi said he was part of a group planning to “topple the Government.”
This comes days after a group of activists under the banner of “the Red Vest Movement” held demonstrations against the ongoing rampant embezzlement of public funds.
They were however dispersed using teargas when they attempted to march through the streets of Nairobi before eventually handing over a petition to Parliament and the Office of President.
Eventually, when a group managed to outwit the police and held a protest along Tom Mboya Avenue, they dispersed while the lead person was arrested.
There has been a wave of revolution in various part of the world, with the latest happening in Sudan where longtime strongman President Omar Al-Bashir was removed from power.
In neighbouring Uganda, there have been calls for regime change following decades of ‘misrule’ by the current leader, President Yoweri Museveni.