City lawyer arrested for taking a photo near Times Tower

Advocate Lempaa Soyinka was on Wednesday afternoon arrested by the police for taking a photo around Times Tower in Nairobi.

Soyinka was taken for questioning by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) who wanted to establish the motive behind taking the photo.

Human rights activists Bonface Mwangi, Alimin Kimathi and Katiba Institute came to his defense saying the arrest was unwarranted.

Three hours later the lawyer was released but his phone was detained for further investigations according to Bonface Mwangi.

Bonface Mwangi and other Human Rights defenders have vowed to pursue the matter until the police release lawyer Soyinka’s phone.

They said that the police are likely to use the phone in levelling new claims against the victim, which will lead to further harassment or arrest.

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