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Bomet Senator Langat Arrested in Nairobi

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UPDATE Monday August 17: Bomet Senator Christopher Langat released after recording a statement, he is accused of allegedly inciting tribal clashes.


Bomet Senator Christopher Langat was arrested on Monday August 17.

The senator was arrested a few minutes before 11.30 am on Monday morning at his house in Nyayo Estate, Embakasi.

He left his home alongside lawyer Nelson Havi on their way to the Embakasi Police Station.

Bomet Senator Christopher Langat and Lawyer Nelson Havi (in red tie). Source: The Star

He is among three senators whose houses were surrounded by police officers on the wee hours of Monday morning who demanded for their arrest.

Apart from Langat, the other two were Senator Cleopas Malala (Kakamega) and Steve Lelegwe (Samburu). The trio are allegedly accused of incitement.

However, in a video seen by 254news.co.ke, Langat who stays in Nyayo estate claimed that he is being intimidated over his stand on the revenue standoff.

“There is no need of all this. I am being threatened from every corner and i have evidence. I have talked to the speaker and everybody,” he said.

Senators on Monday morning demanded the release of their colleagues before they continue with the debate on the divisive county revenue sharing formula.

Senator Murkomen, Hon. Kimani Ichung’wah and other politicians camped outside Bomet Senator Langat’s residence on early Monday morning August 17 in unity to condemn the attempted arrest of the Senator by DCI officers. Source: Twitter

The senators demanded the special sitting adjourned until the three senators were present in the chamber.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja revealed he raised concerns of his security a few weeks ago.

“I saw the same vehicle outside senator Langat’s house. This is serious. I expect Senator Poghishio and James Orengo, to defend the senate,” he said.

“I know that wherever the senators are, the intention of the arrest is clear to everyone.  We cannot lose our country. We cannot lose our country. There is nothing bad as a coward leader.”

Sakaja urged senators that no matter how they voted they must stand united.

Murkomen and other politicians outside Senator Langat’s house. Source: Twitter

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