Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has accused the police of tricking him into an arrest that happened on Tuesday December 15th as the Msambweni by-election was ongoing.
Speaking after his release on Wednesday, December 16 Muthama claimed that some officers approached him asking for help in investigating some goons.
He was told that the assailants had been planning to attack him.
“I was in fact given VIP treatment by those officers who asked me to sit at the front seat only for them to later take me to Mombasa,” he told journalists.
The former Senator added that when he got to Ukunda, the officers explained that the regional police boss had directed that he be taken to Mombasa.
Coast Police Boss Gabriel Musau declined to respond to journalists’ questions on the issue.
Muthama, who was arrested alongside Belgut MP Nelson Koech said he was not given any reason for the arrest and neither did they record any statements.
The two spent the night at Mombasa Port Police Station and transferred to Diani Police Station in the morning.
They were released on a police bond of Ksh 30,000 each and was received by Governor Salim Mvurya and a group of leaders.