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Azimio Council vice chair Oparanya explains why he was arrested

The former Kakamega Governor was unconditionally released last evening

by Walter
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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.



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