Pokot South MP David Pkosing has denied claims of financing banditry in conflict prone North Rift region.
Pkosing has decried victimization in the fight against banditry.
Speaking at the DCI Headquarters, Pkosing claimed that his arrest smells malice all over.
The legislator was arrested the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) sleuths over his alleged involvement in banditry.
“Why am I the only leader being arrested…There were several leaders who are also suspected of being involved…why only me?” he said.
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The MP further clarified that the youths he is alleged to have bailed out were falsely accused of being involved in banditry.
The suspects had been arraigned before a Kitale Court over their alleged involvement in banditry.
“I do not see where I have broken any law. They are victims, and the court ordered for their release and I only helped them by virtue of being a leader, now I am tagged a criminal,” he said on Friday while alleging that the seven were wrongfully arrested.
“I am pained because I came here yesterday and was asked why I helped in bailing out seven people. These people are those who lost their 200 cattle on February 2 and were wrongly arrested,” he said.
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