Tiaty MP William Kamket Arrested In Connection With Kapedo Attacks

Tiaty MP William Kamket
Tiaty MP William Kamket, Wesk Pokot county assembly speaker Catherine Mukenyang and Senate Majority leader and West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio during a press conference on January 20, 2021. [Photo/Courtesy]

Police in Nairobi have arrested Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket over alleged links to Kapedo banditry attacks.

The lawmaker, reports indicate, is currently detained at Kileleshwa Police Station.

Kamtet’s arrest comes a day after he joined leaders from Baringo and West Pokot Counties to criticize ongoing security operation in the volatile Kapedo area.

The MP who was flanked by Senate Majority leader Samuel Poghisio faulted the government for the “inhumane” operation further calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to de-escalate it.

“We want to appeal to the President to de-escalate the operations. The situation is so bad and dire in Kapedo and the surrounding areas,” Kamket said during a press conference at Parliament Buildings.

Read: CS Matiang’i Says Gov’t Pursuing Leaders Linked To Insecurity In Northern Kenya

On Wednesday morning, six bodies were recovered at Arabal location in Baringo South after a night shootout between police and suspected bandits.

The bodies had gunshot wounds in the head.

On Tuesday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i s issued a stern warning against leaders from the Northern Kenya following rising ethnic tension in the region.

Read Also: Baringo County Assembly Speaker Kassait Kamket Arrested at JKIA Over Kapedo Massacre

“We are in hot pursuit of some people including leaders. It cannot happen that you murder security officers under the disguise of cattle rustling. We will collect every one of them including leaders,” said Matiang’i.

The CS, who spoke after a meeting with leaders from Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo Counties, was reacting to the Sunday killing of GSU Deputy Operations Director, Emadau Temako, in Kapedo, Turkana County.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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