Monday May 6, 2019 - Renowned human rights activist, Boniface Mwangi, has been released from police custody barely two hours after being arrested and taken to Central Police Station in Nairobi.

Mwangi’s release came shortly after a statement outlining the charges he is likely face went viral on social media.

According to a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Mwangi was arrested for organizing a ‘revolution likely to cause civil unrest and also cause a breach of peace’.

But addressing a Press Conference after he was released, Mwangi said he was told he was among those who are planning to oust President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime.

“I was told that I’m part of a group planning a revolution, kuna watu ambao wanapanga kuuza serikali. I don’t know if those people are military or civilian or civil society," Mwangi said.

There are reports that last week, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) warned President Uhuru Kenyatta of a revolution if his government fails to tame corruption both in the National and County Governments.


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