PICTORIAL: CORD leaders storm Malindi police station over arrest of MCA

PICTORIAL: CORD leaders storm Malindi police station over arrest of MCA

CORD principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka stormed the Malindi Police Station demanding for immediate release of Marereni Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Yassin Pojo who was arrested Thursday evening.

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CORD leaders at Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU 

Odinga and Musyoka camped at the police station until Pojo was released a few minutes past midday.

According to reports, Pojo was arrested for allegedly planning to engage in voter bribery and rigging in the Monday’s Malindi Parliamentary by-election.

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A view of Malindi Police Station where Marereni Ward MCA was being detained. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU
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CORD leaders address police at Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU

However, police refused to disclose the reasons for the arrest despite CORD mounting pressure on them to do so.

Odinga and Musyoka were accompanied by Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho and Kilifi County’s Amason Kingi among other leaders.

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CORD leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka arrive at the Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU

Pojo was elected on a Jubilee ticket but is now allied to the CORD coalition.

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Journalists covering the proceedings at Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU
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CORD supporters chant party slogans outside Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU
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Tight security at Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU
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CORD supporters at Malindi Police Station. PHOTO: ALEX KUBASU