Kenyans on social media trolled Senator Kipchumba Murkomen over what they termed as a distasteful tweet.
Murkomen came under the social media fire for condemning the arrest of “high profile” individuals on Friday by the Directorate of criminal investigations detectives.
Reacting to the arrest of besieged lawyer Tom Ojienda, the controversial senator who was once linked to the National Youth Service scandals Murkomen alleged that the arrest of Peter Wanyama and Tom Ojienda and indeed many Kenyans on Fridays for cases which have been under investigation for weeks, months and even years is a violation of their Constitution and weaponization of the fight against corruption.
But the senator never suggested the appropriate day these individuals should be arrested.
Other social media users asked the NYS scandal linked senator why he never raised an issue when Miguna Miguna was arrested, harassed and illegally deported.
Others suggested he mobilizes his fellow politicians to move Friday to Wednesday.
Here are some reactions from Kenyans
It is a non issue when ordinary Kenyans are arrested on Fridays but the usual suspects finds it inhuman when that happens to well known individuals. There should be no one more equal than others under the law. Tom Ojienda.
— kipkoech mitei Rober (@MiteiRober) December 28, 2018
May i ask u as a lawyer . is there any specific day for arresting suspect
— Tribeless Kenyan (@KenyanTribeless) December 28, 2018
Wacha washikwe..kwani iko mini…? wengine tulishikwa 24th tukatoka 27th na hamkuteta. .kwani yeye jasho yake ni maziwa? Alale ndani banaa..alaa??
— Ronny (@ronny_amata) December 28, 2018
You expect high profile suspects to be arrested between Monday and Thursday? What of Kenyans who are arrested daily and over the weekend?
The war on corruption is on and will be won! There is nowhere to hide for the big fish whom you are trying to protect.#GraftPurgeKE
— David Maina Ndung’u?? (@ItsDavidMaina) December 28, 2018
That’s how we feel when ‘msako’ is done in our villages on Thursday, when Friday is a public holiday. The rich should also cry abit
— Martin Njue (@martinkamutz) December 28, 2018
This is cheap propaganda at best. Investigations take long for various reasons, including actions of the corrupt that frustrate investigators. And there is no time limit on prosecution of crimes. Solution is to seek judicial remedies if such prosecutions are abuse of due process.
— Migai Akech (@MigaiAkech) December 28, 2018
Stop peddling lies. Arrests are not a violation of constitutions! They are part of law enforcement. Thieves must be arrested, any day, any time! The judge is lucky! Ojienda is wanted for serious crimes of money laundering, sinking Mumias and evading tax.
— Kiragu Maina (@Kiragu_rm) December 28, 2018
Lawyers and senior people are even lucky to be just arrested. Poor Kenyans are killed. So they should appreciate. Why didn’t you complain when the young student was killed or he is a lesser human than those lawyers.
— Dr.David Kabata Ph.D (@knowledgehawker) December 28, 2018
— Korosha (@KorosHaron) December 28, 2018
‘Our Constitution’ or ‘ Legislatures and Judicial officers ‘ safety document.. I wonder where we are headed. A child was killed in Kibra no one condemned but a suspected Thief arrested everyone handles it… Poor us
— John The Kenyan (@John_The_kenya) December 28, 2018
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