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Miguna’s lawyer claims police stormed Runda home to ‘seize hidden weapons’

The forceful entry into the Nairobi home of lawyer Miguna Miguna by security operatives on Friday was an operation to seize and take possession of all weapons that may be used to undermine the government of Kenya, it has emerged.

At the same, Nelson Havi, the lawyer representing Miguna, claims entry into the politician’s home was authorised by the court.

Havi has posted on his Twitter handle what he claims to be a search warrant signed by a magistrate.

The warrant gave power to police to use ‘reasonable force’ if applicable, to gain access and search ‘every part of the house’.

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The warrant dated February 1 states in part:

“I authorise you Inspector and Party of the County DCI Nairobi, by this search warrant to enter the house of Joshua Miguna Miguna and with assistance as shall be required and to use if necessary reasonable force for the purpose and to search every part of the said house to seize and take possession of all weapons that may be used to undermine the government of Kenya.

Miguna, an outspoken politician and lawyer, was forcefully arrested from his home by almost a dozen police officers driving in three cars.

Miguna has claimed the officers ‘bombed’ through the door to his Runda house.

It was initially believed his arrest was in relation to his role in the swearing in of Raila Odinga as ‘People President’ on Tuesday at Uhuru Park

He remains in custody even though the court has ordered that he be released.