Kenya police arrest opposition member current at Odinga's 'swearing in'

Miguna Miguna

Kenya police arrest opposition member current at Odinga's 'swearing in'

A charge sheet seen by Capital FM News outlines three charges-among them binding Odinga to commit treason, being a member of the outlawed National Resistance Movement and organising an illegal assembly at Uhuru Park where the oath was taken. Miguna Miguna was taken from his Nairobi home to a police station, the NASA coalition wrote on its Twitter feed.

This comes days after opposition National Super Alliance organized a ceremony in Which Raila Odinga was Sworn in as the People's president of Kenya.

Police spokesman Charles Owino did not answer his phone when called for comment on the arrest.

In addition to shutting down the television stations, the government briefly detained three opposition politicians who took part in Odinga's symbolic swearing-in ceremony this week. He was freed on bond on Thursday.

Two Kenyan television channels shut down by the government over their coverage of the political opposition resumed partial broadcasting on Monday, although a third channel remained off the air.

According to NTV, a 14-day suspension of the government's shutdown was ordered by the High Court in Kenya, while a legal challenge can be heard.

Justice Kimaru had earlier on Monday summoned Boinnet and DCI to appear in court at 2pm to show cause why they should not be cited for contempt for failing to comply with orders issued.

Mr. Khaminwa, passionately spoke to the court to release Miguna and later on at a press conference at the courts precincts he called on all Kenyans, starting from Lawyers to stand up and defend the 2010 constitution which he claimed is being watered down by the current regime. "The laws are clear".

The journalists -Linus Kaikai, Larry Madowo and Ken Mijungu- believe that police planned to arrest them and applied to the courts for anticipatory bail, was set at KSh10 0000 (US$983 or about R12 000) each.

Demonstrators took to the streets in the west, the heartland of support for Odinga, who maintains he was the victor of an election that returned President Uhuru Kenyatta to power a year ago.

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