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Johnstone Muthama: Ex-Machakos Senator released

Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama finally freed after spending night in police custody.

Muthama together with Belgut Member of Parliament Nelson Koech were arrested on Tuesday, December 15 after havoc ensued during the Msambweni by-election.

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According to sources the two on Wednesday, December 16 faced Kwale Law Court judge who never charged them stating that their file was not submitted.

Reports indicate that the two were transferred to Diani Police Station and were freed on a bail of KSh 30 ,000.

On Tuesday, December 15 the two were arrested for allegedly causing havoc during the Msambweni by-election.

The politician together with other leaders were supervising the voting process before chaos erupted.

Former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar confirmed the arrest stating that officers took Muthama to Mombasa County.

“We are keeping vigilance because we know our opponents are bribing voters and can’t win this election fairly,” he stated.

The reason for his arrest remains unknown.

He took it to his social media accounts where he gave part of the story.

“I have just been arrested with no cause in Diani, Mswambeni and currently been booked at KPA police station. I have numerously been asking the officer why am being arrested, “orders from above!”,” Muthama tweeted.

Source disclosed that he was taken to Port Police Station.

Reports further indicated that the police officers tried to arrest Boni Khalwale but he locked himself inside his car.

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Muthama and Khalwale have been on the first line supporting an campaigning for Msambweni independent candidate Feisal Bader.

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