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Kisumu Residents, LSK Protest Miguna's Illegal Detention

By Fred Madanje on Tue, 06/02/2018 - 13:06

KISUMU, 6TH FEBRUARY 2018: Businesses temporarily came to a standstill in Kisumu city following protests by a section of the residents demanding that the government respect court orders in regards to the arrest of National Super Alliance activist Miguna Miguna.

Matching along the major streets of Kisumu with twigs and placards the demonstrators condemned the arbitrary arrest of NASA leaders in total disregard of the law.

"We demand unconditional release of Miguna Miguna, but we also warn them that failures to do that they will go through what only a few dictators and despots have witnessed in the lifetime," said Kisumu County Assembly speaker Onyango Oloo. 

Condemnation for Miguna's continued detention also came from the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). In a strongly worded statement, the society's  President Isaac Okero told a media briefing at the Kisumu Law Courts that they are deeply concerned with the continuous abuse of law by The State.

"Once again the state is willfully violating Mr. Miguna's rights under article 49 by moving him without any notice to his lawyers or his family, and in order to frustrate their access to him, in a court station outside Nairobi and not where it has been ordered to be produced."

He says the non compliance with the lawful courts orders by The State is clear indication that the government can no longer be trusted as the custodian of the law.

"It is reprehensible that the state does not react like it should by immediate and unquestioned compliance of lawful court orders"

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