Pokot South Member of Parliament, David Pkosing, has denied of funding and enabling banditry activities in North Rift after Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing denied funding and enabling banditry activities in the North Rift.
This followed his arrest by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested him on Thursday, February 16.
Pkosing, elected on Kenya Union Party (KUP), an affiliate of Azimio la Umoja, revealed that he was grilled by DCI detectives over posting bonds for seven boys from Pokot who were labeled bandits by the law enforcement officers.
The suspects were the owners of the 200 heads of cattle killed by bandits.
“What I know is that they’re innocent boys, and that is why the court had seen it fit to release them on bond,” the MP stated.
“I am a peaceful person and served in the Peace and Justice Commission before becoming an MP. Everyone is aware of that. And for the record, I have never recorded a police statement before,” Pkosing further indicated.
His lawyer Dunstan Omari further denied reports that Pkosing owned the mysterious white helicopter, which reportedly lands in bandits’ hideouts supplying them with weapons.
“My client was, in a very humiliating manner, picked from the precincts of his offices, and dragged to the DCI on allegations that he is the mastermind of the banditry in North Rift Valley,” Omari stated.
“He has given his version of the story. He has never owned a white chopper, and it is all over that the alleged chopper that is supposed to be funding or transporting the bandits is white. The MP has accounted for all the days since this issue started, and that is why he has been released to go home. He’s not under any police custody,” he further clarified.
Omar lamented that Pkosing had received a text message from a senior government official warning him before he was apprehended at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC).
He further linked the arrest to a political witch hunt for his association with Azimio la Umoja.
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