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12 human rights activists arrested in Huruma after a sabasaba meeting

12 human rights activists were arrested on Saturday night shortly after dispersing from a post-sabasaba meeting at Kiamaiko in Huruma.

According to Kondele Community Social Justice Centre, the 12 were arrested for alleged incitement and damage of property.

Teargas canisters used to disperse residents championing for the release of the activists at Huruma Police Station.
|Photo Source: Jeremy Mutiso/Twitter |

Those who have appealed for the activists to be released on bail have been shut down on the basis that the arrests are ‘orders from above’.

The 12 include Wilfred Olal, Gacheke Gachihi, Faith Kasina, Chindy Kennedy, Timothy Sindigo, Edwin Odhiambo, Calvin Shikuku, Davis Luchuru, Esther N., Rose, Leila Umar and another unidentified person.

According to Kondele Community Social Justice Centre, the 12 activists from Dandora, Kayole and Mathare have not been formally charged.

Several Kenyans are now calling for their immediate release.

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