Ben Mutura, the speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, will spend Thursday night in police custody awaiting charges of theft.The Speaker was quizzed for approximately five hours on Thursday over allegations that he stole money from his firm.
Mutura arrived to DCI headquarters at 11 a.m., escorted by his attorney.Investigators interrogated him in relation to allegations that he stole from his servant by allegedly making imprests for vacations he never took.
"He was signing imprests for other employees and later adding his name to the list even though he knew he didn't fly out of the country," a source familiar with the investigation said."He was signing imprests for other employees and later adding his name to the list even though he knew he didn't fly out of the country," a source familiar with the investigation said.
The former Makadara MP was also questioned about a police ID he took from one of the officers during his bungled arrest at City Hall in Nairobi on Wednesday.
During the drama, cops from the serious crime squad were roughed up.
According to sources, authorities were considering charging him with stealing.
Mutura had not yet departed the DCI headquarters when this article was written.
He was expected to spend the night in police cells before his arraignment on Friday, according to sources.
On other hand Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei was arrested and taken to the Capitol Hill Police cells during a car excursion with Eldoret police.
On Friday, the senator will be arraigned.After he failed to appear in court in a hate speech case, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
A warrant for the Senator's arrest has been issued, according to police sources, following the alleged commotion he made in the court earlier this month.
Chief magistrate Wendy Micheni had requested that the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti or the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai look into the legislator's actions to see if they constituted a disturbance or obstruction of justice.
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