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Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi arrested


Police in Kisii have arrested Deputy Governor Joash Maangi.

He was arrested at Kisii High School on Monday morning as he waited to welcome Deputy President William Ruto.

Ruto is expected to attend the burial of Gusii politician Simeon Nyachae.

An aide said detectives ordered Maangi to enter their car before they sped off to the DCI offices in Kisii town where they are grilling him.

"We don't know why they arrested him. They did not give a reason why they were picking him for, they only told him to enter their car before they left to Central Police Station where they are interrogating him," said an aide.

County Police Commander Jebel Munene could not be reached by phone as his phone remained off.

The arrest of the Deputy Governor comes a day after a former ODM branch executive Samuel Omwando was arrested from his house in Nyanchwa.

Maangi had in an interview with the Star condemned the arrest of the former ODM operative who is currently DP William Ruto supporter.

Supporters said the government was using state machinery to muzzle supporters of the Deputy President.

Maangi is the chair of Tangatanga wing in Kisii.


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