Homa Bay official to be arraigned for allegedly stealing county assembly mace


Homa Bay official to be arraigned for allegedly stealing county assembly mace
Chaos at Homa Bay County Assembly where Speaker Elisabeth Ayoo was heckled by irate MCAs who who accused her of being biased. PHOTO/ALY ABICH

In Summary

  • Homa Bay Police Commander Marius Tum said Ms. Arudi was arrested on Sunday evening while allegedly trying to sneak the mace back into the assembly.
  • Arudi was the first county assembly official to record a statement with the police over the alleged theft of the mace.
  • The county police commander stated that the deputy serjeant-at-arms will be arraigned in court on Monday and is set to charged with handling stolen property.

Homa Bay County Assembly Deputy Serjeant-at-arms Iddah Arudi was on Sunday arrested for allegedly stealing the assembly mace two weeks ago.

Homa Bay Police Commander Marius Tum said Ms. Arudi was arrested on Sunday evening while allegedly trying to sneak the mace back into the assembly.

Arudi was the first county assembly official to record a statement with the police over the alleged theft of the mace.

The county police commander stated that the deputy serjeant-at-arms will be arraigned in court on Monday and is set to charged with handling stolen property.

Mr. Tum told said they have been hunting for suspects linked to the loss of the mace since the matter was reported to police.

He added that the mace will be used as an exhibit when Ms. Arudi is arraigned in court.

A day after the loss of the mace, the County Assembly went ahead and formed an Ad-hoc Committee of 11 members to investigate the matter and table the report in the House within 14 days.

The proposal was tabled in the Assembly by Kakello Kokwanyo Ward MCA Dan Were who demanded that investigations be done and the culprit be brought to book.

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