Babu Owino accuses police of ‘harassing, intimidating’ ex-MP Ndungu Gethenji


Babu Owino accuses police of 'harassing, intimidating' ex-MP Ndungu Gethenji
File image of Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino. PHOTO| COURTESY

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has pointed an accusing finger at the Flying Squad Department of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for allegedly harassing his former Tetu counterpart Ndungu Gethenji.

Mr. Owino, in a statement to newsrooms on Tuesday, alleged that Flying Squad is being used as “hired goons” to settle business scores in a civil matter.

According to the outspoken MP, the recently witnessed continuous arrests of Mr. Gethenji are geared towards dispossessing him of the Kihingo Village property development.

“It is no secret that there are wrangles within the development. These wrangles are before the courts of law,” noted Mr. Owino.

“It has now emerged that some parties to the dispute are not satisfied with the outcome of courts and have now resorted to hiring the Flying Squad to intimidate, harass and persecute Hon. Ndung’u Gethenji with the intent to cow him into submission and surrendering his rightful claim to his property and his chairmanship of the board.”

Mr. Owino further alleged that Mr. Gethenji has so far been arrested twice, adding that on both cases there have been no reports of a complaint against him at any police station.

He also accused a number of residents of the property of coming together to “bring false witness” against the ex-Tetu legislator “with the aim to intimidate him to give up his defence of his rights to his property and his Chairmanship by use of the Musa Yego and his Flying Squad.”

The MP now wants Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i to break his silence on the issue and “immediately disband the Flying Squad and interdict Musa Yego, George Kinoti and all officers involved in the harassment of innocent business people including Hon Ndung’u Gethenji.”

He further added: “The institutions of this country cannot be corrupted to persecute indigenous business people at the behest of foreigners.”

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