Raila angry reaction to David Ndii arrest


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Opposition leader Raila Odinga addressing the media in Kisumu where he said the arrest of NASA strategist David Ndii was an act of intimidation

Opposition chief Raila Odinga has termed the arrest of economist David Ndii as an act of intimidation by the Jubilee administration.

Mr. Odinga told journalists on Monday that Ndii, who is the head of the National Super Alliance (NASA) People’s Assembly Steering Committee, had committed no crime and that his detention was designed to subdue “the will of the people.”

“These are basically designs to try and intimidate and blackmail the people of Kenya. Mr. David Ndii has committed no crime. People of Kenya will not be intimidated into submission,” said Odinga.

Further, the NASA leader claimed over 200 Kenyans had died due to police brutality sanctioned by the government.

“Since August 8, over 215 Kenyans have died at the hands of trigger happy police officers sent by the Jubilee government. You can’t rule a people against their will. Kenyans’ move towards electoral justice is unstoppable,” he said.

Odinga also urged the international community to come out and talk. “We urge friends of Kenya, through their diplomatic missions represented here not to be quiet as they will also be guilty of collusion by association,” the opposition leader said.

Odinga was speaking in Kisumu a day after Ndii was arrested in Kwale and transferred overnight to the CID headquarters in Nairobi.

Ndii was set to be charged with incitement to violence, according to his lawyers.

Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango, who broke the news of the arrest on Sunday, said Ndii was taken to Diani Police Station by Flying Squad officers “because of his appointment to steer the People’s Assembly.”

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