Detectives from the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing.
Pkosing was arrested on Thursday, February 16, evening as he was leaving his office at the Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC).
Pkosing, elected on Kenya Union Party (KUP), an affiliate of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party was chained over allegations of funding bandits in the Rift Valley.
“Pkosing was arrested at around 4 pm while leaving his office at KICC and was whisked to DCI headquarters. No information has been given to us so far.
“He has been held from 4 pm till now and his advocate had not been let in all this while until a few minutes ago. We do not know whether he is being held for what is going on in the north,” the MP’s aide Geoffrey Achokor said.
The MP’s arrest come after he was accused of posting bonds for seven boys from Pokot who were labeled bandits by the law enforcement officers.
However, Pkosing acknowledged that he posted the bond of the suspects not because he supported banditry but because he felt the seven suspects had been wrongly accused.
“What I know is that they’re innocent boys, and that is why the court had seen it fit to release them on bond,” the MP stated.
His lawyer Dunstan Omari further denied reports that Pkosing owned the mysterious white helicopter, which reportedly lands in bandits’ hideouts supplying them with weapons.
“He has never owned a white chopper, and it is all over that the alleged chopper that is supposed to be funding or transporting the bandits is white,” Omari said.
The arrest of the legislator comes days after the government announced a crackdown on bandits reigning terror in parts of North rift.