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Why Budalang’i MP Wanjala was arrested in Kisumu

By John Oywa | April 15th 2018
Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala is escorted by police from Kisumu central police station to Kakamega in a maroon prado on April 14th 2018. Wanjala was arrested in Kisumu shortly after attending the homecoming ceremony of Education CS AMina Mohammed in Kakamega. (Collins Oduor, Standard)

Budalang’i MP Raphael Wanjala was last evening arrested in Kisumu after a dramatic chase from Kakamega.

Mr Wanjala was cornered at a Kisumu hotel by flying squad officers. He was accused of allegedly inciting supporters to cause chaos at a function in Budalang’i on Friday.

His supporters allegedly pelted stones at a chopper ferrying Foreign Affairs Cabinet Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba.

Police officers caught up with him at a function attended by Deputy President William Ruto, but he resisted arrest and fled to Kisumu.

"I dont know what is happening. I need to know why I have been arrested," protested Mr  Wanjala as  police sandwiched  him at the corridors.

After about twenty minutes, he was led through the back door at the police station, forced into a waiting red car that sped towards Kakamega.

Police barred journalists from interviewing him.

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