The Laikipia Women Rep, Ms. Cate Waruguru has challenged the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to only arrest suspects after concluding investigations.
Warurugu faulted the office of the DCI for arresting and prosecuting suspects before concluding investigations only for courts to detain them to enable them to finalize probe.
The women rep was referring to the recent arrest of Denis Itumbi, a Communications Director based at the Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee Annex.
Itumbi was arrested in connection with a suspect letter claiming that some senior government officials were plotting to assassinate the Deputy President.
When he appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate, Zainab Abdul at Milimani law Courts in Nairobi on Thursday, the sleuths were allowed to detain him for five days at Muthaiga police station.
The Women rep was speaking to the press on Friday at Thunguma village in Nyeri County during the funeral service of Geoffrey Gitero Gachara, father to Bishop Maina Gitero of Gospel Outreach Church in Laikipia County.
Waruguru noted that claims of DP’s assassination should not be taken lightly adding, “we do not want political arrests,” but arrests with conclusive investigations instead of subjecting suspects to sufferings.
She claimed that security of the DP in public meeting had been withdrawn as county commissioners’ and law enforcers have been directed to stop attending his meetings, giving more credence to the assassination claims.
Warugur at the same time, said the CS claimed to have been named in a meeting at a hotel where the alleged assassination plot was being plotted should be arrested to shed more light on the claims.
The Women rep said that no parliamentarian would support taxation of the church’s offering to raise revenue.
Speaking during the same funeral service, Laikipia County Assembly Speaker, John Mwaniki asked the locals to desist from antagonistic politics and focus on development.
He condemned last Saturday’s incident where commissioning of a Water Irrigation project presided over by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri turned chaotic due to retrogressive politics.
By Mwangi Gaitha