Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has finally come out to reveal why one of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies was recently arrested.Matiang’i has said that the arrest of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was legal after his arrest caused drama in the Senate.
The High Court has barred police from arresting Meru Senator Linturi linked to 37 fraud charges.On Tuesday, May 11 Judge Weldon Korir restrained police and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from arresting the politician.Linturi, who was due to be arraigned in the Milimani high court on Wednesday, went to court to challenge his arrest.
The High Court has temporarily stopped the arrest of Meru Senator Linturi in connection to a probe into 37 fraud-related criminal charges against him.The move came on Tuesday after Justice Weldon Korir ordered police officers and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) from apprehending him.Mr Linturi was to be tried at the Milimani Law Court on Wednesday and previously head to court to challenge the his dramatic arrest.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has revealed 37 criminal charges against Meru Senator Mithika Linturi in a proclamation sent to Parliament.The CS was responding to reasons that led to Linturi's arrested on Wednesday, April 28, which was claimed to be politically motivated.In the statement, Matiang'i said that the Jubilee Senator was being scrutinized for giving bogus data in an extortion case.
Siaya Senator James Orengo is among the lawmakers who have protested and condemned the arrest and brief detention of his Meru counterpart Mithika Linturi.Linturi was allegedly arrested by sleuths from the DCI on Wednesday, while on his way to the Senate for the debate on the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
A day after there was high drama in the House yesterday as legislators debated the BBI Bill, with the arrest of Senator Linturi in the course of duty and a spirited attempt to scuttle the process of changing the Constitution, politicians continue to find themselves in heated debates on the BBI Bill.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has dismissed reports that the recent arrest of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi while en route to Parliament for a special sitting was done in malice over his stand on the BBI Bill.CS Matiang’i, appearing before the Senate Security Committee led by Acting Chairman Fred Outa on Friday, said Linturi was arrested to record a statement in regards to 37 criminal charges.
The interior cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matian'gi has told the senate committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations that the arrest of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was lawful.Linturi was arrested last week dramatically, his arrest was protested against by his colleagues in the senate and those from the National Assembly.
Alleged Criminal Charges Filed Against Linturi As 'Police Arrest Warrant' Emerges With Vital Details
"Upon invitation, I confirmed to the Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations that the arrest of Meru Senator Hon Mithika Linturi by DCI Kenya was, indeed, lawful owing to criminal charges filed against the Senator"Picture for illustrative purpose.This is according to super CS Fred Matiang'i as he posted it on his twitter hurdle, minutes after he gave the same information to Senate committee in Security.
The Arrest of senator Mithika Linturi by the DCI police has brought different reactions and feeling from Kenyans.Most people feel the DCI did a wrong thing by arresting the Senator while on his way to the senate.One of the top leaders who have expressed their anger to the action taken by the DCI police is senator Mutuka Kilonzo.
Kiharu Member of Parliament Honourable Ndindi Nyoro was among the Tangatanga Members of Parliament who appeared before the Parliament to discuss the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report, and make a decision.Now, when stood up to give his points concerning the BBI Report, he boldly raised the Issue of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.
"Mr Speaker, Let me take this opportunity to really thank the house for standing with me during this time."This was the statement by the Meru Senator Hon Mithika Linturi after he was freed by the DCI officers to join his fellow senators in the senate.
The senate sitting debate concerning the report on the Constitution Amendment Bill, 2020, resumed yesterday after the release of Senator Mithika Linturi.The cause of his arrest was over bank fraud claims."I have been thankful to this House.Today is a serious day in the history of this country.
In my opinion, earlier today the speaker of the senate Ken Lusaka was forced to adjourn the sitting due to arrest of Mithika Linturi during the debate on BBI report,this means that,there is someone somewhere who is against BBI.And that the absence of Mithika could mean that the required numbers to pass the BBI won't be met and thus its sabotage.
The debate on the Constitution Ammendment Bill 2020 was brought to a standstill after Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was allegedly arrested.According to his Kericho counterpart Aaron Cheruiyot, the Meru Senator was arrested by officials who claimed to be from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) and at the time of the revelation, Cheruiyot claimed that the senator had been put in a car and was being taken to the DCI headquarters.
Meru county's Senator Linturi has spoken hours after being arrested by DCI on his way to Parliament.The Senator was going to the Senate buildings where he was expected to join other senators for a special sitting to debate about Building Bridges Initiative Bill.The Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka had called a special meeting and expected all senators to attend and debate about the bill which had been discussed by members of the county Assemblies all over Kenya.
Yesterday in the House, there were a lot of controversies as lawmakers discussed the BBI Bill, with a senator being arrested and a vigorous effort to halt the process of reforming the Constitution.Allies of Deputy President William Ruto pressed for the National Assembly's Special Sitting on the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020 to be suspended.
The Meru Senator Mithika Linturi in his explanation as to why he almost missed yesterday's senate sitting, he said he had been arrested by police who wanted him to answer to allegations of fraud.He proceeded to say that he was not happy the way he was mishandled by police who did not even want to listen to him.
The arrest of Senator mithika Linturi has been seen by many as untimely and an infringement of his rights as a representative of his people.Linturi is the Meru County senator representing over 987,653 people in the senate.It is not wise that the DCI decided to have him arrested at such a time that a very pertinent matter was on the table at the senate.
Senator Linturi used forged papers of properties belonging to Maryanne Keittany acquire loans amounting to 530 million.The court today lifted orders preventing his arrest paving the way for police to swing into action.However , his supporters have now linked his arrest to the BBI report which is under debate in the parliament which Linturi has objected to and spearheading it's rejection.