Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga’s bodyguard, Maurice Ogeta, has reportedly been abducted by unknown men suspected to be police officers. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning while Ogeta was on his way to work.
Furthermore, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was apprehended on Tuesday night shortly after arriving in Nairobi from Mombasa. The arrests have raised concerns and garnered attention due to their timing and alleged government involvement.
Abduction of Maurice Ogeta
According to a statement by ODM’s director of communications, Philip Etale, Maurice Ogeta was accosted by assailants who flagged him down during his commute from home. These men then forced him into the boot of his car. After a short drive, the vehicle experienced a mechanical issue, prompting the assailants to request Ogeta’s assistance in restarting it. Once the car was operational again, they returned Ogeta to the boot and sped off to an undisclosed location.
Arrest of Babu Owino
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was reportedly apprehended on Tuesday night shortly after his arrival from Mombasa. He had been attending a meeting with officials from the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA) along with other Members of Parliament from Nairobi County. Owino took to his Facebook page to inform his followers about his arrest, stating that he was currently under arrest after being detained by the DCI at JKIA.
ODM Party’s Response
The ODM party has strongly condemned the abduction of Maurice Ogeta and the arrest of Babu Owino. They perceive these incidents as a deliberate attempt by the government to intimidate and silence its opponents. The party has called for the immediate release of Ogeta and Owino, demanding a thorough investigation into both cases.
The alleged abduction of Maurice Ogeta and the arrest of Babu Owino have sparked concerns and raised questions about the government’s involvement. The ODM party’s response has emphasized the need for swift action to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected. As developments unfold, the public and stakeholders eagerly await further information and updates regarding the charges and circumstances surrounding these incidents.