Kisii MP says was dragged from a funeral for ‘looking like he could harm the president

Said some calls from above instigated his arrest and detention

A Kisii legislator Friday narrated how he and former Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi were humiliatingly dragged from a funeral at Gusii Stadium and bundled into the cells

He accused a former government executive of instigating the arrest.

Sylivanus Osoro (South Mugirango) further claims he was dumped in the middle of night on a highway while half naked and had to walk several kilometers to seek help.

He charged the officers at Keroka Police where he was locked up for stopping by at Keumbu , 40 km from Kisii and ordered him off the car.

Their source of tribulations, he said, was refusing to draw back their support off William Ruto who was the Deputy President then.

The police charge sheet, however said they were ‘ looking in a manner that suggested that they may harm the president’ .

Maangi was driven to Oyugis Police Station in Homambay County.

The two were seized together but separated at Kisii police station and driven to separate locations.

They were, according to Osoro to be set free hours after the funeral for Simeon Nyachae was over.

Among those in attendance at the burial was President Uhuru Kenyatta and the then Interior CS Fred Matiangi.

Osoro said they had had troubles with the executive who was feeling edgy about their support of William Ruto.

At the cells, his woes deepened after one of his mobile phone, that had been not confiscated from him, rung.

The loud rington attracted the guarding officers’ attention who immediately turned wild,checked my pockets and took it away, Osoro reminisced .

“I was left in a knicker and vest and left to be battered by the elements of the cold Keroka town,” he said.

At around 2.15 am,, narrated Osoro the ‘boys’ came and bundled me into a Subaru and drove him away half naked.

His pleas for his clothes were ignored as the car sped out of the stay.

It was the typical example of the excesses of former powerful executive .

“He just messed me up, not me alone but so many other Kenyans who believed in Ruto,” Osoro spoke of him.

The legislator said Kenya Kwanza government has empowered the police and other institutions to work independently and shoo not be attacked for doing their work .

He spoke of the suspected visit by police to former Interior CS Fred Matiangi which he said should be treated with a pinch of salt

“If visited by the police, which i doubt, then they did so as an independent institution. Independent institutions must not be politicized,” he told the Star.

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