The four MPs allied to Deputy President Dr. William Ruto who were arrested in Bungoma during the Kabuchai by-elections have finally been released on Ksh 50,000 bond each after denying the charges. The arrested leaders were Didmus Barasa Mp Kimilili, Nelson Koech (Belgut), Wilson Kogo of Chesumei and Nandi county senator Samson Cheragei.
The leaders were arrested yesterday March 5th over carrying weapons and refusal to have their fingerprints captured upon their arrest.
The leaders however denied the charges stating that they were government targets because of their political affiliation. Kimilili MP denied the allegations of carrying a weapon when the leaders addressed the media shortly after their release. They stated that they were arrested and held all night without any explanation whatsoever.
“This is just politics, there is nothing like carrying around weapons or giving threats to voters. We were just there doing our work in representation of our party.” Said Barasa
However, during the mini polls, there were some sort of violence as those who supported the UDA candidate Evans Kakaiwere attacked some youths. John Waluke, Fred Kapondi and Millicent Omanga were chased away by angry youth who claimed they were bribing voters.
However, with all the fracas, Majimbo Kalasinga from Ford Kenya emerged the winner with 19,274 votes followed by Kakai with 6,455 votes.