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South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro arrested

By Eric Abuga and Edwin Nyarangi | Feb 15th 2021 | 2 min read

South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro (pictured), a close ally to Deputy President William Ruto has been arrested as he tried to gain access to Gusii Stadium, where the funeral service for former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae is underway.

His arrest comes less than two hours after Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi was apprehended at Kisii High School.

Osoro who was addressing the media before his arrest linked his misfortunes to his close association with the Deputy President.

"I am sure this is all about us working closely with the Deputy President. This is pure politics,” he said.

Early Maangi's advocate Gideon Nyambati told The Standard that he had reported a missing person case at Kisii Central Police station.

"The Deputy Governor called me to the station, only to be told that he had been frisked out. We don't know where he is being held. We have opted to report it as a missing person case," he said.

Osoro's personal assistant Joseph Oriango said the MP was whisked to an unknown police station where he is being detained. 

''South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro has been arrested and we do not know where he is being held,'' said Oriango. 

Osoro and Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati engaged in a fistfight during the funeral service of Mzee Abel Gongera, father of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi at Tendere Stadium two weeks ago in the presence of Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

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