Abdirashid Mwaura Njuguna, a Lamu West MP candidate, was arrested on Friday for disrupting Deputy President William Ruto’s Hindi rally. The individual is being held at the Hindi Police Station, according to Lamu Central Police Chief Geoffrey Osanane, and will be arraigned in court on Monday. According to him, the politician is anticipated to face at least four accusations, including resisting arrest by police and public interference.
Mr Mwaura is alleged to have placed some of his Azimio la Umoja Coalition-branded vehicles by the roadside, near where the Deputy President was to meet his supporters, before to DP Ruto’s arrival to Hindi Town. Shortly after arriving and beginning to address his supporters, DP Ruto is claimed to have attempted to sneak into the throng while driving one of his branded vehicles, prompting the police to halt him.
We tried to stop him, but he wouldn’t budge. He was pushing his way into the gathering of people who were listening to DP Ruto. We sprung into action at that point. “He also resisted arrest by the police, but we were able to apprehend him,” Mr. Osanane said. “What he did was wrong. It gave out a negative impression and was unintentional. Interfering with opponents’ rallies is not tolerated at all. If he wants a political rally, he should arrange one himself, and we will provide security after he informs us. During this phase of political campaigning, we will not allow anyone to generate unneeded commotion,” the officer warned. Witnesses to the incident claimed that the police harassed and intimidated Mr Mwaura’s followers.
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