CS and IG appear before Senate over lawmakers arrests

By Susan Njire

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and the Inspector General of police Hillary Mutymbai are set to appear before the Senate Security Committee following arrests of three Senators. Senators, Lelegwe, Malala and Langat were arrested on Monday just hours before the contentious motion on revenue sharing formula was set to be determined.

Following the arrest, Senators shifted their focus from the revenue sharing formula and demanded that their colleagues be released. Senate committee on National Security and Foreign Relations chairperson Yusuf Haji had informed the house that CS Matiang’i failed to appear before Senate on Monday afternoon citing that he was on a leave.

ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto for the first time were United in condemning the Monday arrest of Senators ahead of the debate on revenue sharing formula. Ruto said “the abuse of police and criminal justice to bully citizens, threaten and intimidate leaders and now blackmail Senate is wrong.”

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