Kenya: Governor Alfred Mutua Breathing Fire Following Orders to Arrest Him

Embattled Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has come out guns blazing after the Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee (PAIC) issued a warrant to arrest him on Tuesday, October 8.

The incensed governor turned to his Twitter account where he called out the PAIC, led by Senator Moses Kajwang, for issuing arrest orders against him which he termed as attempts to portray him in bad light.

He accused the Senate Committee and gone ahead and met behind his back despite him having notified them several times that he had travelled out of the country.

"I am currently out of the country and surprised that even after informing the Senate PAIC committee of the same awhile back, they have again secretly met without notice to me or my government and continued to perpetuate an agenda to show me in bad light even though they know I am away," he said.

Dr Mutua questioned why the PAIC was hell bent on arresting him considering that he had on several occasions expressed his willingness to voluntarily appear before the committee.

"I have severally informed the Senate PAIC committee that I have always been ready and willing to appear before them and do not need to be compelled to perform my civic duties as a law abiding citizen," he stated.

Mutua's remarks came shortly after the committee asked Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to apprehend and present the county boss at a special sitting to respond to audit report for the last three financial years.

Prior to the arrest orders, the committee had extended by two weeks a warrant of arrest against Mutua after his failure for the third time.

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