Police arrest Meru senator Mithika Linturi as house debates BBI Bill

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH APRIL,2021-Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyoti has claimed that Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has been arrested.

The  legislature  was arrested by individuals dressed in Police Uniform while on his way to Parliament to discuss the Building Bridges Initiative bill, according to Cheruiyot.

Speaking on the floor of the house, Cheruiyot disclosed that he received a distress call from Linturi who was being taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters.

“I want to bring to your attention something that has just happened, which perhaps will require your direction and guidance.

“I received a distress a call from one of our colleagues, Senator Mithika Linturi… This afternoon while he was driving to Parliament, he was stopped by gentlemen who claimed to be police officers from DCI,” stated Cheruiyot.

“They asked him to alight from his car and he is now in a car headed to DCI headquarters and he does not understand what his crime is,” he added.

The alleged arrest caused a storm in Parliament ahead of the BBI debate with some lawmaker claiming that he had been released.

Murang’a Senator Kimani Wamatangi dismissed the arrest as a misunderstanding between Linturi and the law enforcement.

“Senator Mithika Linturi had a mishap with some police officers and they arrested him. He has been released and he is on his way,” stated Wamatangi.

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