The wife of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Fridah Ongili has reported that her husband is being detained at Wang’uru police station in Mwea, Kirinyaga County.
Owino was allegedly arrested by unknown people upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from Mombasa on the eve of anti-government protests.
Despite her efforts to access her husband, Fridah was denied entry into the station but confirmed her husband’s presence there. She expressed concern that he might be transferred to an undisclosed location and sought assistance from Azimio la Umoja coalition leaders to secure his release, emphasizing that he had done nothing wrong.
“We have information that he’s likely to be transferred now that we know where he is, so I’m praying to God that he will just stay here. My plea to Azimio leader Raila Odinga is to do what you can to please assist my husband. To the government, you are the ones holding him illegally. All I want is to give my husband food and to check on him to see that he is safe,” she said.
Other Azimio leaders arrested during Wednesday’s protests are Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga and Kilifi Speaker of County Assembly Teddy Mwambire.
“The continued unlawful detention, which the Ruto regime has sanctioned, is a flagrant violation of our laws,” Azimio’s co-principal, Martha Karua, said on Wednesday.
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