Nakuru East MP David Gikaria has been arrested over a land fraud-related case.
Gikaria was arrested on Monday at noon and taken to Nakuru DCI for questioning.
He will be arraigned this afternoon.
“We have been investigating this land fraud case for sometimes now. We arrested him a few minutes to 1 pm and all the files are ready for the court process to start,”
Regional DCI boss Gideon Kibunjia said.
Kibunjia said the land in question is 0.5 acres with one complainant.
“The owner’s fence was demolished and there is a house being constructed, however, we do not want to pre-empt, let the judicial process take its course,” Kibunjia said.
Nakuru West MP Samuel Arama with the arrested MP’s supporters condemned the arrest saying the case had been framed by Gikaria’s political enemies.
“The land in question is owned by Gikaria’s mother. The title which was acquitted in 2000 reads the MP’s mother. This case cannot withstand the court process. He is being harassed by being told he cannot be given a cash bail nor a free bond,” Arama claimed.