Opposition supporters living in the United Kingdom staged a peaceful demonstration outside the UK’s Houses of Parliament on Wednesday protesting state’s crackdown on NASA protégées.
This was a day after outspoken self-proclaimed NRM ‘general’ Miguna Miguna was deported to Canada by Kenyan authorities.
Miguna was held in police custody for five days for taking part in the illegal swearing in of Raila Odinga as the People’s President before he was deported on grounds that he renounced his Kenyan citizenship.
The enraged NASA supporters in UK led by -Raila’s sister, Ruth Odinga protested waving placards with inscriptions hitting out at Jubilee regime for oppression of NASA supporters.
Ali Abdi who helped organize the protest said that Kenya was slowly creeping back to Kanu oppression era.
“Many of us living in foreign countries experienced firsthand how Moi took advantage of the old constitution to curtail people’s rights and freedoms including unexplained disappearances of people who dared openly question his style of leadership,” he said according to the Standard.
Janet Sutton, the NASA-UK Asst General Secretary said the Jubilee regime was reverting to unconstitutional methods to silence its critics.
Before Miguna’s arrest, government arrested Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang for administering the oath.
He was charged in court and released on Sh50, 000 bond.
Other 12 NASA leaders including James Orengo, Hassan Joho , David Ndii among others moved to court last week where they were issued anticipatory bail of Sh100, 000 that will effectively block their arrest by police.
They said they had information that state machinery was targeting them over their role in the January 30 inauguration fete.