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Police arrest Nakuru East MP David Gikaria over alleged land grabbing

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH MAY 2019-Police on Saturday dramatically arrested Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria over what is termed as involvement in land grabbing linked to him.The issue  pits the law maker and former Mayor Mohammed Surraw.

Area  Deputy Police Commander Kirunya Limbitu says  the MP resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer by ‘slapping him before he was prevailed upon’.

In a video that has been doing round on social media ,police are seen  dramatically  arresting a man assumed to be MP Gikaria and being forcefully carried onto an awaiting police vehicle.

The legislator was arrested on Saturday alongside over ten other suspects who had accompanied him to oversee the construction of stalls on the said land at Pipeline along the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.

He is being held at one of the police stations in the county which the police boss declined to disclose.

In January this year Upesinews carried a story in which  Gikaria was arrested and charged with eight counts of land fraud.

Previously in 2016, Gikaria was charged at a Nakuru Court with malicious damage to private property and stealing.

He and with others not before the court are said to have brought down a perimeter wall before stealing more than 30 wheelbarrows and other items, valued at over Ksh.7million.

On Saturday, Gikaria is reported  to have arrived in the wee hours of the morning accompanied by a group of youths to allegedly supervise construction of stalls on the half an acre piece of land.

This led to a confrontation between him and former Mayor Surraw which attracted the attention of area residents who were split on who actually owns the land.

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