East MP Junet Mohamed has termed his arrest a cowardly act by the Jubilee administration.
Junet, who is also ODM director of elections, was arrested on his way from Kisumu to Migori by officers who put up a road block in Homa Bay town on Friday.
He then appeared before Homa Bay principal magistrate Susan Ndegwa over remarks allegedly issued on July 2 at Tourist Hotel in the county.
He is said to have told a public gathering: “Jana nilimwambia Governor Joho kabla ya kuja hapa atayarishe Makaburini grounds huko Mombasa.
“Tutakuja na Baba (Raila Odinga) aapishwe. Yeye atakuwa rais wa huko pwani Nyanza, Western na North Eastern. Na hawa watabaki huko kwao Nyeri.”
This loosely translates to: “Yesterday I told Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho that before coming here, he should prepare Makaburini grounds.
“We will go there with Raila and he will be sworn in. He will be the president in the Coast, Nyanza, Western and North Eastern. The others will remain at their home in Nyeri.”
In a statement on Saturday, Junet said the arrest and charges will not stop him fro, “the redemption of my beloved country”.
“The state of our nation is exacerbating by the day.It saddens me to say but our country is bleeding from all openings … This nation is in Intensive Care Unit.”
He said the State is concentrating on wrong priorities, pointing out cases of insecurity and corruption.
“The worsening state of the economy is enough to validate the looting of public resources by leaders in this administration … criminals freely pounce on innocent people … and they want us to keep quiet,” the MP added.
Junet expressed confidence that Jubilee will lose in the August 8 polls because of the continued suffering of citizens.
“People are not fools after all. They will unequivocally reject them at the polls as a sure payback for their recklessness and crass ineptitude.”
Junet was also arrested a year ago over allegations of hate speech. He was among six other politicians who spent time in police cells for making inciting remarks.unet bla