DCI To Question Pokot MP Pkosing Over Banditry Links

Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing is expected to return to the DCI headquarters in Nairobi today for further questioning.

The legislator was nabbed by the sleuths on Thursday evening at the KICC and later released after hours of grilling by detectives at the DCI headquarters over allegations of facilitating the operations of bandits in Northern Kenya.

The MP, speaking to the press after his release, claimed he was queried about reports that he posted bond for 7 young Pokot boys who – according to him – the police consider bandits.

The MP went ahead to allege that he had been forewarned of his arrest by a high-ranking government official, whom he vowed to name today.

This even as the situation in the six counties termed dangerous and disturbed continued to be tense ahead of a high level multiagency operation set to kick off on Friday.

Thursday marks the lapse of a three-day amnesty period given to the communities to surrender illegal arms to national government administration officers; to date, not a single gun was surrendered.

The operation that will take place in parts of six counties termed dangerous and disturbed is aimed at tackling banditry, a vice that has claimed, displaced families and lead to loss of livelihoods.

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