Arrest Warrant Issued For Activist Boniface Mwangi

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An arrest warrant has been issued on Thursday against vocal human right activist Boniface Mwangi.

The warrant says Mr. Mwangi failed to appear in court for a 2014 case where he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the Wilson Airport Police Station.

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He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, November 2, but failed to either appear or send a legal representative, prompting Principal Magistrate Barbara Ojoo of Kibera Court to order his immediate arrest.

Boniface Mwangi has not been far away from the news in the past weeks. Late last month, he demanded Deputy President Ruto’s tax returns for the period he has been DP.

He went on to tweet about the DP making outrageous claims linking him to the death of controversial businessman Jacob Juma.

Ruto sued him for defamation afterwards, which Mwangi denied, saying Ruto as a public figure should expect ”uninhibited and intense public scrutiny of character and conduct” especially on issues of the public interest.

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On Wednesday night, Mwangi appeared on Jeff Koinange Live with Jeff Koinange discussing the current corruption issues plaguing the country of which he is a constant critic of and the current administration.

Activist Boniface Mwangi

About 20 minutes into the hour-long show, Mwangi walked out just after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria walked in.

Mwangi addressed his walk out on Facebook saying he would ”not share a platform with hate-mongers, thieves, and their apologists.”

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The next day, he led a peaceful demonstration against corruption, calling on President Kenyatta to either act on corruption or resign.

The protests soon turned ugly as police officers fired live ammunition and teargas at protesters to disperse them.

The court case will be revisited on the 8th of December.