Daily Archives: 29/12/2018

Kenya: Detectives arrest lawyers Ojienda and Peter Wanyama

December 28, 2018

Tom Ojienda

Detectives Friday evening arrested lawyers Tom Ojienda and Peter Wanyama reportedly over Mumias Sugar investigations.

The two lawyers were whisked out of the DCI headquarters shortly after 7 pm with detectives close to the case revealing that they would be locked up at the Muthaiga Police station for the night.

Meanwhile, lawyers representing the Law Society of Kenya pitched tent outside the DCI headquarters for the better part of the evening demanding the release of their colleagues.

And by yesterday, Saturday Nation established that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) were engaging the Judiciary over the possible arrest of Court of Appeal judge Justice Otieno Odek, also over the Sh200 million audit at Mumias Sugar Company.

‘FUNNY STORIES’

A DCI insider revealed that the decision to engage the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was to “avoid unnecessary fights with the judiciary”, having seen the fallout over the arrest and arraignment in court of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

Prof Ojienda’s lawyer, Nelson Havi, confirmed the arrest but pointed to a much larger scheme to the arrest of  Prof Ojienda. “It is easy to see through the ploy by the DCI and the DPP in arresting Prof Tom Ojienda on a Friday afternoon: Hold him over the weekend, procure warrants to search his homes and offices in his absence and violate his constitutional rights in the process. Justice is on trial!” Mr Havi said.

Mr Havi said they lawyers were making every effort to ensure that the two are released on bail.

Dan Okutta, who is another of Prof Ojienda’s lawyers camped at DCI headquarters, told the Saturday Nation that the police have not disclosed to them the reasons for arresting Prof Ojienda and Mr Wanyama.

“They are holding him and they have not disclosed why he is there but we suspect some funny stories are behind his arrest,” said Mr Okutta.

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Detectives-arrest-lawyer-Tom-Ojienda/1056-4913280-wse8r6/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0SlhRu9wWxGaU6m53VT9aBCjejc-y_hbKGC1_fsI0JcdWAAjWQNQvsk2s

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/law-society-of-kenya-demands-release-of-tom-ojienda-225064/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001307662/city-lawyer-tom-ojienda-to-spend-night-in-police-custody

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/lawyer-tom-ojienda-two-ex-mumias-officials-to-be-charged-with-fraud-225030/

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/top-lawyers-ojienda-wanyama-arrested-over-mumias-saga-225009/

https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/city-lawyer-tom-ojienda-arrested-in-mumias-sugar-probe/

https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/murkomen-cut-down-to-size-after-rant-on-kamata-kamata-friday-arrests/

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Police-raid-Ojienda-s-Muthaiga-office-as-lawyers-protest/1056-4914572-9p3n5h/index.html

https://www.kahawatungu.com/2018/12/30/lawyer-tom-ojienda-released/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews/video/2000165790/prof-ojienda-remains-in-custody-till-monday-when-he-will-be-arraign-in-court-to-answer-corruption-r

https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/police-raid-ojiendas-muthaiga-office-as-lawyers-protest/

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India: Mumbai: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad says he has been arrested

December 28, 2018

He was allegedly detained after announcing his organisation’s plans to go ahead with a rally in the city on Saturday despite not receiving police permission.

Mumbai: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad says he has been arrested

Ambedkarite group Bhim Army’s chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday tweeted that the Mumbai Police have arrested him from Chaityabhoomi in the city’s Dadar area. It is a memorial to BR Ambedkar, who was cremated there on December 6, 1956, and an important pilgrimage centre for Ambedkarites and Buddhists.

Earlier in the evening, Azad had accused the police of detaining him and his supporters in a hotel in the city’s Malad area, criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra for holding them captive without cause.

Azad was allegedly detained after he declared he would continue with the Bhim Army’s plan to conduct a rally in Jambori Maidan in the city’s Worli locality on Saturday despite not receiving permission from the police for the event. He shared clips of police personnel near the hotel on his social media account, and released a video demanding to know the reason for his alleged detention. “I wanted to speak to my supporters,” Azad said in the video. “I want to known which law I violated. I will continue my work undeterred.”

https://scroll.in/latest/907442/mumbai-bhim-army-chief-chandrashekhar-azad-accuses-police-of-holding-him-captive-in-hotel

https://www.news18.com/news/politics/bhim-armys-chandrashekhar-azad-vows-to-hold-mumbai-rally-despite-no-police-nod-1985631.html

https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/india-news/mumbai-rallyvideo/video-JKqdLlopc5Z4R2MgjZOrGP.html

https://www.outlookhindi.com/country/general/maharashtra-bhim-army-chief-chandrashekhar-azad-ravan-detained-by-mumbai-police-33561 (HINDI)

http://zeenews.india.com/hindi/india/maharashtra/bhim-army-chief-chandrashekhar-azad-detained-by-mumbai-police/483777 (HINDI)

https://keyboardjournal.com/chandrashekhar-azad-taken-away-by-maharashtra-police-whereabouts-not-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR1VDCmX6-UQTReA9l8FNfBfZHAjlQ9bV1Il-4Idd-jyb8tz_dgNfp37ZUo (MALAYALAM)

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