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Police camp at MP Simba Arati’s home in Nairobi

Police have been deployed outside Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati’s home in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.

Four officers, in a Subaru, camped at the residence located on Tebere Crescent off Kangundo Road since midnight while three others, in an armoured personnel carrier, arrived at 6.30am.

Mr Arati, who is a staunch supporter of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) and its leader Raila Odinga, told the Nation that the officers were searching all vehicles entering and leaving his home.

“They can see my cars inside and so they know I’m inside,” said Mr Arati.

The MP said he was in the dark on the reasoning behind the siege but guessed it could be because of his role in the organisation of the Nasa rally at Jacaranda.

“I am the mobiliser for Jacaranda meeting so I think this is related. They know if my supporters learn of the siege there will be a problem so that’s why they have brought the armoured car.”

Nasa has organised a memorial at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi to remember victims of police brutality during the electioneering period.

Nairobi county police commander Japhet Koome, however, denied deploying any police officers to Mr Arati’s home.

“I’m not aware of any operation in the home,” Mr Koome said.

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