Kisii DG Joash Maangi Now Transferred To Oyugis Police Station

DP William Ruto chats with Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi during a meeting with members of the Kisii community on January 7, 2021

KISII, Kenya, February 15, 2021 – Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has been transferred to Oyugis Police Station,  Homabay County, where he is expected to record a statement

Maangi was on Monday, morning picked up by DCI detectives. The Deputy Governor was arrested at Kisii High School at 9 am as he lined up to receive Deputy President William Ruto. Ruto is expected to attend the burial of Gusii octogenarian politician Simeon Nyachae.

An aide said detectives ordered Maangi to enter their car before they zoomed out to CID offices in Kisii town where they are, grilling him.

County Police Commander Jebel Munene could not be reached by phone as his phone remained off.

“We don’t know why they arrested him, they did not give a reason why they were picking him for, they only told him to enter their car before they left to Central Police Station where they are interrogating him,” said an aide.

The arrest of the Deputy Governor comes a day after a former ODM branch executive Samuel Omwando was arrested from his house in Nyanchwa.

Earlier on Maangi had condemned the arrest of the former ODM operative who is currently DP William Ruto supporter. Maangi is the chair of Tangatanga wing in Kisii.

 

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