National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has called on Mps to put their weight behind their colleagues in the senate who are being arrested.
Mbadi said they should condemn the arrests because the same thing might equally happen to them.
“When we see senators being harassed and arbitrarily arrested, we should not keep quiet as it could also happen to us. We must condemn such acts regardless of our political persuasions,” said Mbadi.
His remarks were made in reference to last week’s arrest of senators Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), Christopher Lang’at (Bomet) and Steve Leleg’we of Samburu.
They were arrested on August 17 and released later,pushing the Senate Special Sitting to debate on the Third Basis Revenue Formula to be adjourned.
“It is paramount for MPs to stand together and condemn such acts in the spirit of the Doctrine of Exclusive Cognisance.”
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