October 01, 2020

NASA strategist David Ndii freed from custody

Opposition strategist and economist Dr David Ndii has finally been released from custody.

Dr Ndii was released on a police bond of Sh10, 000 from Pangani Police Station in Nairobi on Monday evening.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko had earlier ordered the release of the renowned economist.

The DPP ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to free Ndii on police bond pending investigations.

Further, the DPP directed that once investigations are completed, the resultant inquiry file be forwarded to the National Prosecution Authority for appropriate directions.

Ndii was arrested on Sunday while on vacation with his family in Diani, Kwale County before being transferred to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road.

He was detained there for the better part of the day with pressure coming from his wife Mwende Gatabaki, NASA leader Raila Odinga and other leaders for his release.

Ndii was appointed on Friday by NASA coalition to head the People’s Assembly National Steering Committee on Friday among other six leaders.

The team comprises; Judy Sijeny, Hamida Kibwana, Dr Mutakha Kangu, Oduor Ong’wen, Koitamet ole Kina and former East African Legislative Assembly MP Peter Mathuki.

Raila said on Monday that the NASA coalition would not be cowed by arrests or intimidation of its leaders by the Jubilee regime.

He added that the coalition would not relent in pushing for reforms in the country.

“They have tried so many ways to stop us – including threats, intimidation, arrests and even killing our people – but they don’t know we have several ways of skinning a cat,” said Raila.

The former prime minister also noted that other leaders from his brigade would be arrested, but should face the authorities head to fight for a better Kenya.

“They searched a hotel room where Ndii had been booked and took some materials. Many more are going to be arrested but we shall not be intimidated into submission,” he stated.

Raila spoke at the Kisumu County Assembly.

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