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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH AUG 2020-Bomet Senator Christopher Langat and his Samburu counterpart Ltumbesi Lelegwe were on Monday arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Senator Langat surrendered and was arrested at his Nyayo Estate home in Nairobi before being taken to the Embakasi Police Station where he is presently being questioned in the presence of his lawyer and LSK President Nelson Havi.
Senator Lelegwe, according to colleagues who spoke on the floor of the Senate on Monday, was arrested while on his way to the House and taken to Samburu for questioning.
Police officers had for the better part of Sunday night and Monday morning camped outside the homes of Senator Langat and his Kakamega counterpart Cleophas Malala.
Senator Langat, speaking from a window of his Nyayo Estate home in Nairobi in a video shared on social media, claimed he was being threatened and intimidated “from all corners” over his stand on the government-backed revenue allocation formula.
Langat alleged that he had however been expecting the officers saying he was earlier informed by top police officials in Bomet that he was needed for quarantine but refused to honor the summons.
This, he stated, was a mere ploy by unknown government operatives to ensure he does not make it to Monday’s sitting at the Senate to vote on the revenue formula.