It was widely rumoured that top Statehouse operatives with blessings from DP Ruto were responsible for mistreatment of CORD legislators who were detained at Pangani police station after being accused of hate speech.
Whereas the magistrate Mr Ogembo ordered police to detain the politicians at Kileleshawa, Gigiri, Kilimani, Muthaiga , Pangani stations (It has since been established that the magistrate’s intention was to have each of the police station hold one or two politicians so as to afford them necessary fair treatment including holding them at special extra rooms at the stations and not in the cells.)
It is rumoured that Statehouse operatives with backing of top dawgs including Duale ordered Flying Squard to take over custody of the politicians and teach them a lesson or two.
One of the detainees Hon Junet Mohamed has openly linked National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale and the MP for Garissa Town to their ordeal/torture at Pangani Police station. The Suna East MP claimed this was because of the warm reception Cord leaders were granted on their recent visit to Garissa Town.
Hon Junet accused Hon Duale of being one of the government officials behind the orders
“This should not have been done to me in the month of Ramadhan since in Islam this is a month of cessation and ceasefire,” Junet told the Star by phone on Friday.
“But someone of my own faith decided to go the other way. Allah is watching him,”
Hon Junet was arrested like a high flying criminal outside Nation Centre.
Hon Duale is a man under siege following the entry of former house speaker Hon Farah Mohammed in the Garissa MP race in 2017, whereas Duale is staring at a possible political extinction Hon Junet star is shining with a possible national role considering he is a Somali elected in a far remote constituency in Migori county a 100% Luo dominated constituency.
Junet was held at Pangani police station with Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and MPs Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati).
Woman representatives Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi) and Florence Mutua (Busia) were detained at Muthaiga police station.