Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi are among six leaders released on Monday evening after being arrested during anti-government demonstrations in Nairobi.
The six spent the day in police cells after being arrested at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in the mid-morning hours.
The protest organised by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga was set to begin with a march from the KICC in the city centre to State House, but the areas were sealed off by police.
Those who had begun assembling near the KICC and other key government establishments such as Parliament buildings were tear-gassed and some were arrested and whisked away in police trucks.
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna are among the leaders who spoke out against the arrests and demanded unconditional release.
Odinga organised the protest to compel President William Ruto’s administration to honour various issues it has, among them the high cost of living, alleged discrimination in State appointments, as well a purported lack of transparency in the country’s electoral body, IEBC.
He ended up taking the protest convoy to various residential estates outside the Nairobi city centre, such as Eastleigh, Kamukunji and Huruma.
The opposition leader has said the protests will be held every Monday going forward until the government lowers the cost of maize flour.