We Did Not Arrest Sakaja, He Arrested Himself- Police

KEY POINTS

  • The National Police Service has dismissed social media claims that they arrested the Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja.
  • According to the police, Sakaja presented himself to the Directorate Of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters following Newspaper reports that he was being pursued by the detectives.
  • There had been reports from leaders allied to William Ruto that Sakaja was arrested at Nairobi's Riverside where he was hosting a section of Kamba leaders.

The National Police Service has dismissed social media claims that they arrested the Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja.

According to the police, Sakaja presented himself to the Directorate Of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters following Newspaper reports that he was being pursued by the detectives.

There had been reports from leaders allied to William Ruto that Sakaja was arrested at Nairobi’s Riverside where he was hosting a section of Kamba leaders.

Ruto’s right hand man Kipchumba Murkomen had without evidence claimed that president Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the DCI to arrest the senator to influence the case not only in court but also at the IEBC dispute committee.

“President Kenyatta has ordered DCI to arrest Johnson Sakaja in the hope that it will help influence the case in the Court and IEBC Dispute Committee.Sakaja has a degree and is qualified to run for office under the Constitution and the law.Stop the Sideshows.Let the people decide.” Wrote Murkomen.

In another post, the Elgeyo Marakwet senator in a different post told the state not to misuse public resources to intimidate their UDA candidates. This came minutes after Sakaja walked free from the DCI headquarters.

“Our message to President Uhuru Kenyatta is this: Keep off matters elections. If your projects are unpopular, stop misusing state resources and offices to intimidate our candidates. Respect the will of the people. Let Sakaja be. Vox Populi, Vox Dei!” Claimed Murkomen.

However, it is now clear from the police statement that Sakaja was not arrested as alleged by most allies of the deputy president. The senator took himself to the DCI then walked out hours later according to the police.

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