It’s cabbage and ugali as police cell reality sinks in for 8 MPs used to lavish lifestyles

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Kenyan politicians complain of non-five star treatment in jail1370193The politicians who were arrested for uttering words believed to be amounting to hate speech had reality forcibly sunk into them when they were subjected to ‘dehumanising’ conditions while in police custody at various police stations.

According to the Star, the politicians did not receive any specialized treatment as they were used to but were subjected to living conditions they considered harsh.

A police officer who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity said that the politicians had tea and bread for breakfast, Ugali and cabbage for lunch and supper.

“Going into the cells, they were required to remove one shoe. Most of the politicians opted to use these shoes as their pillows as they slept on the cold hard floor,” said the officer.

Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and Suna East member of Parliament Junet Mohammed slept on their shoes.

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