Questions are emerging on whether DP William Ruto has been secretly working with lawyer Ekuru Aukot in the flopped Punguza Mizigo Initiative. This is after the Thirdway Alliance leader was sent by DP Ruto’s camp on Saturday to secure release of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Last night, section of leaders, friends to the controversial lawmaker, led by Kandara MP Alice Wahome stormed the police station demanding for his immediate release prompting the police to lob teargas at the agitated lawmakers.
Wahome who was accompanied by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungw’a, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro among others accused the state machinery, particularly Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, of frustrating Kuria and other MPs who have been vocal critics of the government citing shrinking democratic space.
The lawmakers demanded the release on Kuria as ordered by the court after his lawyers obtained a Sh 50,000 cash bail following an application before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate, Kennedy Cheruiyot.
Kuria who is accused of attacking a lady at the Royal Media Service offices on December 18 last year will spend the weekend in custody awaiting arraignment on Monday to face charges.
The lawmaker’s arrest came after heightened social media campaign, taunting police of turning a blind eye to the calls for justice.