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Babu Owino Arrested En Route To Kibra Rally (Photos)

Embakasi East Member of Parliament was reportedly arrested on Thursday, November 16 afternoon.

The lawmaker, through his highly active Facebook page made the announcement almost immediately, adding that he is currently being held at the Kilimani Police station.

He was in the company of TJ Kajwang and former Starehe Parliamentary aspirant Steve Mbogo at the time of the arrest.

Babu Owino arrested en route to Kibra rally

Scenes at the Kilimani Police Station after the detention of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. Photo:

It was learnt that Police are holding the vocal legislator untill the controversial rally in Kibra is done.

Babu Owino arrested en route to Kibra rally

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was arrested on Thursday, November 16. Photo: ODM reloaded/Facebook

For a large part of Thursday, there had been tension between NASA leaders and the Police regarding a planned NASA rally.

There was heavy police presence at the Kamkunji grounds where an initial NASA rally had been scheduled to take place led by NASA leaders among them Babu Owino.

Babu Owino arrested en route to Kibra rally

NASA leaders were on Thursday, November 16 barred from acessing Kamkunji grounds where they were set to hold a rally. Photo: ODM reloaded/Facebook

NASA leaders were however forced to change their venue to Kibera after Police blocked their entry into the Kamkunji grounds.

Police are proving to be one step ahead of opposition yet again as further reports suggest that the Jamhuri grounds in Kibera has also been secured by police vehicles to fend off NASA leaders.

More to follow…

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