A section of Nairobi County Azimio MCAs protested the arrest of their colleague after he honored National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) summon.
Led by Assembly Majority Leader Peter Imwatok, the MCAs, said Korogocho Ward MCA Absalom Odhiambo, better known as Matakwey Mobimba, presented himself to NCIC offices at Britam House, Nairobi, on Monday morning but was handed over to DCI officers almost immediately.
Imwatok, who accompanied him, said NCIC officers said the MCA was to be served afresh on Wednesday.
He claimed that while leaving the NCIC offices, police followed them with three Subaru vehicles and arrested him.
“Good luck, our team was there and we took all the number plates of the vehicles, registrations and clear pictures of the officers who grabbed Matakwey…now he is in Kikuyu Police Station and no one is allowed to see him,” Imwatok said.
He claimed that some MCAs are facing arrest by the police after the recent two Azimio Rallies.
“When we arrived, there were no NCIC officials. We sat for more than one hour, and when they came, they told us there was no problem, and they were to serve Matakwey with a summon to appear before them on Wednesday.”
The MCAs, in their protest, have asked President William Ruto to arrest Azimio leader Raila Odinga and other leaders leading the rallies instead of MCAs.
“We want Matakwey to be released unconditionally within the next 12 hours.”
On Friday, NCIC summoned Korogocho MCA to record a statement following remarks he allegedly made at Kamukunji Grounds, which NCIC says borders on hate.