Police camp at city MP’s home over role in Nasa rally – PHOTOS
Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati’s Nairobi home has been besieged by armed police officers since last night.
The legislator told Nairobi News that four officers in a Subaru vehicle had since midnight camped outside his home on Tebere Crescent off Kangundo Road in Kileleshwa.
And in the morning, three more officers arrived in an armoured personnel carrier to fortify the rest.
“They are searching all vehicles leaving my homestead. They can see my cars inside and so they know I’m inside,” said Mr Arati.
The MP said he was in the dark on the reasoning behind the siege, but guessed it could be because of his role in the organization of the Nasa rally at Jacaranda.
“I am the mobiliser for Jacaranda meeting so I think this is related. They know if my supporters learn of the siege there will be a problem so that’s why they have brought the armoured car.”
Nasa has organised a memorial at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi to remember victims of police brutality during the electioneering period.
Nairobi county police commander Japhet Koome, however, denied deploying any police officers to Arati’s home.
“I’m not aware of any operation in the home,” Mr Koome said.