Saturday June 13, 2020 – Mombasa businessman, Mohamed Salim Tenge, who was arrested in May for distributing food allegedly sent by Deputy President William Ruto was released after paying a Ksh 3,000 fine.
Addressing a Press Conference yesterday, the tycoon, who was accompanied by former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, stated that he had been arraigned in court and paid the amount stated.
Tenge condemned the police for his arrest arguing that other leaders were holding political meetings without any repercussions.
“Kenyans are suffering and we should use our resources to help them in this Covid-19 period.”
“We’ve seen other leaders in Kajiado congregate but they are not being arrested,” the tycoon lamented.
Tenge added that together with his team, he will continue to assist the needy people in Mombasa where possible.
On May 19th, six armed police officers raided the home of the Mombasa-based politician and apprehended him.
Nyali MP, Mohamed Ali, revealed that the politician was apprehended for failing to adhere to social distancing rules while handing out food donations that were provided by Deputy President William Ruto.
“His Crime was distributing food sent by DP William Ruto to Kikambala residents.”
“Mohamed Salim aka Tenge has now been granted a cash bail of Ksh 20,000.”
“God willing, tomorrow he will be at Shanzu Law Courts. Petty Politics,” the vocal legislator tweeted.
Salim while distributing the goods stated that “Ruto sent me to help the underprivileged in Kilifi during this holy month of Ramadhan.”
“I want to thank you for remembering us during this time of need.”
“We are going to distribute the contents of 3 trucks here in Kilifi and the three other trucks will serve the people of Old Town in Mombasa.”
The Kenyan DAILY POST