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Detectives arrest MP Samuel Arama over suspected land fraud

Saturday June 23 2018

Nakuru Railways Police Station

A picture of Railways Police Station in Nakuru town where the Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama is being held following his arrest by anti-graft detectives on June 22, 2018. PHOTO | PETER MBURU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By PETER MBURU
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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama spent the night at Nakuru Railways Police Station after anti-graft detectives arrested him over suspected land fraud.

His brother, Charles, told Nation the MP was arrested at a bar in Nakuru town at about 9pm on Friday.

The brother said he was arrested "because of a land dispute."

Nakuru Town East MP, David Gikaria

Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria arrives at the Railways Police Station where his Nakuru Town West colleague is being grilled by anti-graft detectives following his arrest on June 22, 2018. PHOTO | PETER MBURU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Several Jubilee Party leaders, after learning of his arrest, are now seeking to mobilise Mr Arama’s supporters to head to the Railways Police Station where he is being held to push for his release.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addresses

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addresses journalists at Parliament buildings in Nairobi on August 20, 2014. Detectives are questioning Mr Arama at the Nakuru town Railways Police Station over suspected land fraud. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUPNATION MEDIA GROUP

Nakuru County Jubilee secretary-general, Mr Peter Cheruiyot, said police have not given reasons for Mr Arama’s arrest and are "holding him in a station full of mosquitoes."

Security has been beefed up at Railways Police

Security has been beefed up at Railways Police Station in Nakuru where a local MP, Samuel Arama, is being held following his arrest by anti-graft detectives on June 22, 2018. PHOTO | PETER MBURU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Security has been beefed up at Railways Police Station after Mr Arama's supporters camped at the outside the station's gate demanding his release.

Nakuru OCPD Samuel Obara is at the scene.

"EACC [Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission] investigating officer says he is waiting for orders from the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions]. We fail to understand how the two agencies link which has made us feel there is more to this matter," said Nakuru East MP David Gikaria, who was one of the first legislators to arrive at the police station.