As he was arrest he was taken by 20 Police officers from his hotel room in Malindi Town as the election was happening. It’s like Uhuru Kenyatta starting to use President Museveni tactics to intimidate the voters for the Jubilee Party; instead of the ODM and the CORD parties in the election as one of the main people get detained the day before the voting in Malindi. Sounds like how the FDC has gotten under fire from the NRM-Regime in Uganda, so Kenyatta does the same as Kenya. Here is some reports!
The Arrest of Mr. Etale:
“The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) communication’s director, Mr Phillip Etale, was arrested in Malindi while Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu was ejected from a polling station as voting got under way Monday morning in the constituency with 55,853 voters. Mr Etale was arrested at about 1am in his hotel room in Malindi Town and his laptop confiscated, according to security sources. At the Central Primary School polling station in Malindi Town, which has 3,110 registered voters, Mr Waititu (Jubilee) was thrown out after other agents complained that he was involved in “suspicious activities’.’ Mr Waititu went to the station as an agent for the Jubilee Alliance Party candidate, but Presiding Officer Caleb Mogere told him that he needed to have a badge identifying him as such. Further, the officer observed that the Jubilee candidate already had a certified agent. The controversial MP then left the agent’s bench but sat on a desk close to where voters were queuing” (3 Stones TV, 2016).
Continued progress of the case:
“A Kilifi court has allowed the police to detain ODM Director of Communications Phillip Etale for 3 more days. Etale is currently being probed over poll malpractice. It is alleged that Etale was found in possession of electoral materials for the ongoing Malindi by-elections” (Uhundo Kenya, 2016).
This here sounds like a start to the next election. This is actually how it might be for the opposition; as the Police will be used for the ruling-party and not for the Kenyan people. Uhuru Kenyatta must have gotten advice at the Head of State meeting in Tanzania recently. As this just happen days after and the ODM is now targeted by the Police. While the Jubilee Alliance Party official walks scot free! Peace.
Uhundo Kenya – ‘BREAKING: ODM Director of Communications Phillip Etale to be detained for three more days!’ (07.03.2016) link: http://uhondokenya.com/2016/03/07/breaking-odm-director-of-communications-phillip-etale-to-be-detained-for-three-more-days/