Azimio Council vice chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya explained why he was dramatically arrested last evening by detectives for participating in anti-governmental protests on Wednesday.
Speaking immediately after his release from police custody, Mr. Oparanya disclosed to the press that he was arrested for using a government vehicle during the demonstrations called by the Azimio-One Kenya coalition on Wednesday.
The former governor explained how his motorcade was intercepted at Khayega, in Kakamega county enroute to have dinner with a friend, by the detectives clad in civilian clothes.
“My driver was pulled out of the car and the fellow came in the steering seat claiming he was a CID officer and I’m required at police station to record about demonstrations in Busia using a government vehicle,” Oparanya told the media after being grilled for two hours.
”The pulled out my driver and one of them took control of my vehicle. That was too bad for them. They asked me to record a statement but I refused because of the manner in which they conducted themselves,” he added.
The Azimio vice chair was freed moments after the coalition leader Raila Odinga demanded release of all opposition supporters arrested during Wednesday’s protests.
Also arrested on Thursday was Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau.