William Kamket the Member of Parliament (MP) of Tiaty has been arrested over the recent banditry attacks in Kapedo, Baringo County.
The vocal MP was arrested in Nairobi on Thursday by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and detained at the Kileleshwa police station. He is expected to be taken to Nakuru where he will face the charges.
Speaking to the Star, the legislator confirmed to have been arrested but denied explanation as to what he was been accused of.
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The arrest comes a day after the MP together with other leaders condemned the current police operations in Kapedo saying that excessive force was being implied in the area.
The KANU MP was backed by Senator Poghisio who called on the government to use alternative means of handling the attacks in the area.
According to the Star, William Kamket is accused of being involved in the oath-taking of some youths who later on turned their anger to the police killing senior police injuring two others in the process.
As at yesterday, four police officers had been flown to Nakuru where they are set to undergo surgery after sustaining gun shot wounds.
Rift Valley Regional commander Natembeya promised to deal with everyone implicated in the attacks and that the operations will not spare political leaders behind them.
He called on politicians involved in fueling the attacks to surrender to the police instead of facing arrest once they have been implicated.