Former Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi arrested while leading protests

Former Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]

Former Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi has been arrested for leading a protest against the high cost of living.

Muriithi who is being held at Nyahururu Police Station was arrested alongside politician Carolyne Wanjiku.

Wanjiku vied for Laikipia West parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Election but lost.

Nyahururu Sub-County Police Commander Jackline Gacheri confirmed Muriithi’s arrest.

Murithi and Wanjiku were leading a team of youths when they were accosted by police.

The former county boss sought to know why the police arrested him, reasons he was told will be revealed later.

“The question you are not answering as a police officer is what law have we contravened by protesting? posed Muriithi.

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