Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket has been arrested. Police sources said he could be questioned on the goings-on in the volatile Kapedo area, Turkana County, which has been rocked by insecurity in the past few days.
He is currently being held at the Kileleshwa Police Station, Nairobi.
KTN News reported that he will then be transferred to Nakuru.
On Wednesday, Kamket was among leaders from Baringo and West Pokot who called for an end to the violence in the region, asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene.
Because of ethnic violence, schools in Kapedo have been shut, roads rendered impassable and residents say they are running out of food and water.
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Heavily armed security personnel have been deployed to the area to maintain order.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Tuesday condemned the lawlessness saying that the government is actively pursuing those involved in the killings.
“We are in hot pursuit of some people including leaders. It cannot happen that you murder security officers under the disguise of cattle rustling. We will arrest every one of them including leaders,” he warned.