Police are taking the country back to the dark days, and we should not condemn anyone without charges leveled at them, said Kandara MP and Chairperson Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa Alice Wahome.
The MP spoke in Mombasa when she strongly condemned the arrest of Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and the prosecution seeking her incarceration for 21 days to allow police to collect evidence, which is contrary to the constitution of Kenya.
MP Wahome said that videos going round on social media following the attack that led to death in Ganda ward show MP Jumwa was also being attacked, but nobody is speaking on her behalf, including how she was mishandled.
Uasin Gishu Women Rep Gladys Sholllei said MP Jumwa should have received a free bond at the police station. She warned the police and judiciary against being used by politicians to settle political scores in the country.
Kirinyaga Women Rep Wangui Ngirici also called for equal application of the law, saying some ODM leaders had behaved unbecomingly during campaigns in Kibra, Nairobi with no action taken against them.
Also, present to show solidarity with MP Jumwa in Mombasa were Nyandarua Women Rep Faith Gitau, Nominated Senator Christine Zawadi and Bungoma Women Rep Catherine Wambilianga.
The women are part of the Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa group and saw political witchhunt in the arrest of MP Aisha, saying that MPs affiliated to Deputy President William Ruto were being punished through different ploys.