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How Korogocho MCA was re-arrested, locked up in Tigoni Police Station



By Wanja Waweru

Details have emerged about the re-arrest of Korogocho Member of County Assembly (MCA), Mr Absalom Odhiambo, following his unconditional release from court on Thursday, February 1, 2023.

The trial judge concluded that he was initially held and arrested in accordance with an illegitimate law.

In his decision, the magistrate chastised the police and prosecution for their insensitivity to the legal developments while requesting a detention warrant for the MCA.

As soon as he was released, he spoke to the media outside of the courthouse and threatened to initiate legal action against the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Inspector General of Police, the Attorney General, and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

He charged them with unlawfully detaining and arresting him, bringing shame and discredit upon the police.

After allegedly inciting unrest and disobedience of the law when he addressed leaders at Chungwa House on Capitol Hill on January 25, 2023, Mr. Odhiambo spent two nights in detention at Central Police Station.

The Nairobi County Assembly’s majority leader, Peter Imwatok, and his colleagues welcomed him as he arrived there.

“They then held celebrations in the assembly as they welcomed him back. It was all songs and dances,” said a source who witnessed what happened.

However, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, the MCA was nabbed by officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and his phone was immediately switched off.

He was taken to Tigoni Police Station in Kiambu County, where he is currently being detained.

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