NASA leader, Raila Odinga has condemned the arrest of economist, David Ndii.
Odinga on Monday said that the NASA strategist’s arrest was only the beginning of the Jubilee government’s intimidation of the opposition.
He said that the opposition would not ‘sit and relax, watching the Jubilee regime subvert the will of the people.’
“Ndii was collected like a dog from a hotel where he had gone for holiday with his family, bungled into a police car and flown to Nairobi. When his wife and my daughter Winnie tried to demand his whereabouts, they were also arrested,” he said in Kisumu.
“Ndii was collected like a dog from a hotel where he had gone for holiday with his family, bungled into a police car and flown to Nairobi. When his wife and my daughter Winnie tried to demand his whereabouts, they were also arrested,” he added.
The former Prime Minister noted that intelligence reports indicated that more were going to be arrested.
“They searched a hotel room where Ndii had been booked and took some materials. Many more are going to be arrested but we shall not be intimidated into submission.”
Ndii was apprehended on Sunday outside Leopard Beach hotel, Kwale by seven officers of the flying squad, his wife, Mwende Gatabaki said.
The seven officers lied about taking him to Diani police station. He is said to have instead been taken to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi.
He was accused of incitement to violence.
The arrest, Senator Moses Wetangula said was ‘unconstitutional’ and called for his ‘unconditional release.’
“The arrest is aimed at intimidating our coalition, curtailing dissent and alternative views being channeled against the government,” he continued.
Ndii is allegedly being held at the DCI’s office where he is being questioned.
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