Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama will spend the whole weekend at the Nakuru Railways Police Station after he was arrested on Friday night in connection with an alleged fraudulent land transaction.
Some 15 detectives from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission(EACC) arrested the legislator at about 9pm along Kanu Street in Nakuru before he was taken to Railways police station.
Addressing media on Saturday,Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria confirmed the incident saying the MP has however been denied bond making his detention a breach of his constitutional rights as a citizen.
“The charges leveled against Arama as per the charge sheet which I have seen indicate that he used his position as a member of parliament to obtain consent from the Ministry of land to change ownership to his name” said Gikaria.
According to Gikaria, his Nakuru town West counterpart had followed the due process in acquiring the piece of land.
Gikaria further accused the office of the Director of Public Prosecution and the EACC of influencing the case with an aim of subjecting the accused to what he termed inhumane treatment.
“The state agencies involved in the spirited war against graft should be allowed to operate without influence from external forces in a bid to avert malice in the effort to eliminate corruption in the country” said Gikaria.
Nominated MP Sammy Seroney wondered why the detectives had to wait till late night to arrest the legislator.
The Nakuru Town West legislator is also alleged to have colluded with an agent also in police custody to plot a scheme aimed at illegally acquiring a plot within his constituency that belongs to Nisar Mohammed a local businessman.
Police are however still in pursuit of two other agents linked to the case.The complainant is said to be in procession of a legitimate title deed to the land which is registered as Nakuru Municipality block 6/95 and denies ever selling the plot.
On the other hand,Arama through his agents insist that they paid for the land and it legally belongs to the Member of parliament.
By the time of publishing the story,police were still waiting for instructions from above to administer the bond.
The MP and his agents are expected to be arraigned in court on Monday next week to answer the charge leveled against them.
Arama`s lawyer Samson Nyagaka says the row has been simmering for the last 12 months and the case he termed as overdue is politically motivated as it lacks a definite complainant.
This even as Nakuru Town West constituents thronged the police station demanding an immediate release of their leader whom they say is innocent and under siege of his political detractors.
Leaders have appealed to the constituents to remain calm as relevant agencies conduct their investigations.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru Railways Police station where Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama will spend the weekend.