Friday, December 12, 2008

Arrested for wearing a tshirt!


Breaking news from Bunge La Mwananchi: Caroline Mutoko, Mwalimu Mati, 60 others arrested at Nyayo Stadium

Caroline Mutoko of Kiss FM and Mwalimu Mati of Mars Group Kenya have this morning been arrested at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi. The two have been taken to the Langata police station. 60 other Kenyans are also being bundled into waiting police vehicles and it appears that it is planned to distribute those arrested in various police stations across the city.

The 62 are part of a larger group of Kenyans that had gone to attend the national event at the Nyayo National Stadium as we mark Jamhuri Day today and use the forum to address our leaders, making the Kenyan citizen’s grievances heard.

They were all wearing black T Shirts with the message “No Tax for MPs, No Tax for Us” which is part of the campaign being run in conjunction with Kenyans who care and university students to protest against MPs refusal to pay tax.

Picture taken by Mentalacrobatics. More pics available HERE

The black T Shirt campaign forms part of a larger campaign where Kenyans have over the past few days held demonstrations, rallies, boycotts as they are protesting against the ongoing food crisis, the escalating prices of basic commodities, the high price of fuel and the MPs culture of impunity.

The urgent help required is:

legal representation,

cash bail for each person arrested,

tracing and visiting all the arrested at the various police stations where they have been taken,

lobbying for their immediate release, and

any other help you are able to render.

Let us all join together to keep up the pressure against the culture of impunity in Kenya and protect our hard earned rights that were so valiantly fought for by our independence heroes.

Together in solidarity,

Bunge la Mwananchi


Crystal said...

Keep up the good work. The struggle may be long and hard, but each day we get a step closer.

Anonymous said...

Scandalous! But the tide is running in your favour, so please keep fighting.

wairimugk said...

What next, arrested for ideas and thoughts? Oh wait, that's already happening..

Fiona M said...

Let us not forget this black day for Kenya when these same politicians seek our votes in 2012.

Anonymous said...

'Tit for Tat',as the saying goes,is the only option,left.

Walter said...

It is so very sad that "leaders"
continue to place they wants ahead of the peoples needs.
Think what your country could be if the money spent on police,security and gaurds were spent on education or any income generating projects.
Bully! for Sukuma Kenya, All Power to the Kenyan People, Down with the police state and its terror.
W.M. Moody,Greenbelt Maryland