NASA’s David Ndii spends night in police custody
Economist David Ndii, who is also the head of NASA’s People’s Assembly National Steering Committee spent Sunday night in police custody, Kwale County Commissioner Ngumo Gakuru told Citizen Digital.
Ndii was arrested on Sunday (December 3) at around 8pm at Leopard Beach Hotel in Kwale with police and the National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition giving different accounts on the incident.
NASA leader Raila Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango, who broke the news on the arrest, said Ndii was taken to Diani Police Station by Flying Squad officers “because of his appointment to steer the People’s Assembly.”
In a series of tweets, Mr Onyango said: “Police have confirmed they have David Ndii at Diani Police Station. But they want to go back to his Leopard Beach Hotel in Kwale and pick the computer and laptop for the information they need.”
“CID officers have left Dr Ndii’s hotel room after failing to get the laptops they were looking for. Dr Ndii had not carried any laptops to the hotel. They are heading back to Diani to record that they found no laptops,” Onyango added.
Earlier, Msambweni OCPD Joseph Chebusit had denied that police were holding Ndii at Diani Police Station.
Raila Odinga’s adviser Salim Lone, in a statement to newsrooms, said the economist’s family and NASA leaders could not locate Ndii following the arrest.
“The family was told that he had been taken to the Diani beach police station but when they went there they were told he was not there nor did they know where he was. No reason was given for his arrest,” said Lone.
“Nasa lawyers from Nairobi and the coast are trying to locate where he is being held.”
Ndii, a staunch critic of the Jubilee administration, was appointed to Head NASA’s People’s Assembly National Steering Committee on Friday (December 1).
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