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Comedian Eric Omondi has been taken to Industrial Area Police Station after being arrested at City Stadium in Nairobi.

Comedian Eric Omondi was arrested on Wednesday, March 1 while distributing maize flour to his supporters at City Stadium in Nairobi.

The renowned comedian had invited his fans to come for a packet of maize flour ahead of his planned demonstrations at State House next week.

“This Wednesday we meet at City Stadium from 11 am to 2 pm as we share a packet of unga with everyone that intends to join us to State House. We are calling upon well-wishers to donate unga,” Omondi said on Monday.

While being arrested Omondi defended himself, arguing that most Kenyans are facing economic hardships.

“Wakenya wenzetu hawana unga. Ni unga tu nilikuwa napeana,” Omondi said. 

File image of Eric Omondi protesting

The popular comedian was arrested Tuesday last week after attempting to storm into Parliament buildings with a group of shirtless muscular men donning black shorts.

Omondi was later freed on a Ksh 10,000 cash bail after he pleaded not guilty to taking part in an unlawful assembly.

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga defended Omondi’s demonstrations during the IEBC National Prayers last week, stating that Kenyans have a right to protest and should be protected by the police while in demonstrations.

“Eric Omondi walienda pale kwa bunge kutetea haki ya wakenya. Walienda pale kufanya maandamano ya amani. Nataka kuwaambia kule London, mbele ya House of Commons, ukienda utapata watu hata elfu moja wakifanya maandamano na wanalindwa na polisi,” Odinga said.