Police Deny Putting NASA Leaders Under House Arrest

Police have denied claims put forward by opposition party members that they have been put under house arrest.

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati and Vihiga Senator George Khaniri say the police have placed them under house arrest to keep them away from their planned rally/memorial service.

Nairobi police commander Japheth Koome and Western police commander Moses Ombati have dismissed the allegations.

Koome rather insisted that officers were asked to ensure smooth celebrations at Kasarani stadium.

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Arati reported on Tuesday that police camped outside his Kileleshwa home in Nairobi to bar him from leaving.

The legislator claimed armed officers searched any vehicle that left or entered his compound.

“I am under house arrest and it seems the officers have orders to ensure I do not leave my home given that I am one of the planners and mobilizers of the Jacaranda rally,” he said.

Arati said the policemen outside his home also had a water cannon truck and that they scared other residents on Tebere Crescent off Kangundo Road.

Senator George Khaniri also made house arrest claims, saying key NASA leaders are being blocked from attending their rally/memorial service.

“We have intelligence that Jubilee wants to restrain some of us from leaving our houses for the meeting but this will not stop us from pursuing our agenda for free, fair and credible election under a reformed IEBC.”

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Khaniri added that the Jubilee administration stole the elections.

“They stole the election and now want to hoodwink the international community into believing Kenyans have accepted them by trying to force all Kenyans to either attend their swearing-in or follow the proceedings,” the lawmaker said.

Khaniri said Jubilee Party leaders are scared about NASA’s activities because they do not have the mandate to rule.

He said Uhuru is the president of a small group of Kenya, not the republic, and that the swearing-in is an extension of the electoral fraud allegedly committed on August 8.