Lugari MP Ayub Savula has been arrested at Sabatia Market in Kakamega County for flouting Covid-19 regulations on public gatherings.
Savula was at a petrol station fuelling his car and was taken to Mumias Police Station. A crowd gathered around, asking for money from the legislator.
“While at Sabatia petrol station, a crowd suddenly surged towards my vehicle, demanding handouts. It was at that point that police arrived and drove me to Mumias Police station, where I was held before being released,” said Mr Savula.
Media reports indicate that Mr Savula was heading to Nambale, Busia County, for a meeting with leaders allied to ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula at Nambale MP John Bunyasi’s home.
Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula had already proceeded to Nambale at the time of the incident.