The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kizito Wants MP Arrested

FORMER Shinyalu MP Justu s Kizito has accused police of deliberate delays in arresting area MP Silvers Anami accused of burning his car during the election campaigns.

Speaking in Kakamega yesterday, Kizito said police have not arrested the MP two weeks after a warrant was issued by a Kakamega court.

"Police cannot say they are unable to arrest the MP because he is busy attending workshops. He was in parliament yesterday," said Kizito.

He said justice must be served to all citizens regardless of ones status in the society. "It is unfair for the MP to walk free. Let him be arrested so he can clear his name in court," said Kizito.

Kakamega police chief Charles Kinyua denied that the police were reluctant to arrest the MP. "We are making an effort to have the MP arrested. The warrant is out and we have circulated the warrant even to Nairobi," said Kinyua in his office yesterday.

Kinyua asked Kizito to be patient. Last Saturday, Anami told the Star he was not in hiding following issuance of the warrants. He said he had nothing to run away from. Anami said he had not been served with any summons to appear before the court or police.

A Kakamega court issued arrest warrants for Anami on April 3, after he defied summons by the police to present himself before court. The court also issued warrants against Anami's brother and three of his sons. The brother was arrested on Thursday and charged in court.

Anami and the four suspects will face the charges of willfully setting ablaze a car on March 4 at Lukango village in Shinyalu constituency.

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