Malindi CORD supporters take to the streets over hate speech arrests


Demonstrators want senator Muthama arrested for incitement
Demonstrators want senator Muthama arrested for incitement

Malindi residents took to the streets early Thursday morning to protest the arrest of CORD MPs and demanded for their immediate release.

Led by several MCAs, the residents held a peaceful procession in town and later converged at Mbuzi Wengi grounds where they addressed the media.

The protests were triggered by the arrest of Kilifi women representative Aisha Jumwa and other CORD legislators who have been behind bars since Tuesday on allegations of hate speech.

Nickson Muramba, an MCA, accused the police of bias, saying that Deputy President William Ruto should have been arrested as well since Aisha Jumwa had only repeated what the DP had said at the prayer meeting only with different names.

He called for the unconditional release of the CORD MPs and threatened continued protests across Kilifi County if the leaders will not have been released by tomorrow (Friday).

By Reuben Ogachi

 

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