Suna East lawmaker Junet Muhamed now claims the government planned for detaining Cord members of parliament after publicly ’embarrassing’ them over alleged incitement.
He claims the Cord fraternity is fully aware of persons behind the ’embarrassment’, adding that it was unfortunate and unfair for the government to apply the selectivity to ‘punish’ the Opposition.
Junet was among eight MPs from Cord and Jubilee Coalitions who were locked up in detention for three nights last week over an incitement case.
They include Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Senator Johston Muthama 9Machakos), and Women reps Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi), Florence Mutua (Busia), both from Cord. Others include; Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and Moses Kuria (Gatundu Souyh), from Jubilee.
The males were detained at Pangani police while females spent nights at Muthaiga police station.
“We know those who were behind the embarrassing arrest that day. By the way, before that dramatic arrest at Nation Center, I was personally planning to go and record statement at the DCI headquarters. I was surprised to be informed that police officers in plain cloth were waiting for m. The way I was arrested, you’d think I was a criminal,” said Junet on Saturday evening.
Speaking on NTV, the ODM legislator said he would come up with amendments for MPs to have special treatment when arrested and detained in police cells.
“We were never given special treatment at all. If you see were we were detained, you would not like it.”