Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru has been arrested by police this Friday evening for incitement.
The legislator is alleged to have organised a group of youths in a meeting, at the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel to protest the arrest of their colleagues and the ban on Toyota Probox and Toyota Sienta as Public Service Vehicles (PSV).
The matatu operators meeting coincided with a visit by Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matinag’i to Nanyuki.
Dr. Matiang’i was in Nanyuki for a series of security meetings with Laikipia County leaders.
The Woman Rep’s first encounter with the police was at the Vineyard Hotel where she had a heated debate with Nanyuki Police Station OCS Abdi Ali.
‘Am inciting nobody, you are the person who is inciting,’ the legislator told the officer. She went on, ‘get yourself doing meaningful work…arrest criminals, Alshabaab..Do you think this is Kismayu..that they were meeting here to plan how to attack you?,’She said
The police allowed her to go to the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel where she was arrested soon after Dr Matiang’i left the venue.
The vehicles are barred from offering public transport services under the Traffic Act and have been cited for overloading, carrying as many as 10 passengers in the five-seater cars.
Ms Waruguru, is being held at the Nanyuki Police Station.
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