Laikipia Woman Rep Waruguru arrested over alleged incitement


Laikipia Woman Rep Waruguru arrested over alleged incitement

In Summary

  • Waruguru was arrested over allegations of incitement after she met with Probox and Sienta car drivers in a Nanyuki hotel whom police say were planning to disrupt a security meeting attended by CS Matiang'i at the Mt. Kenya Safari Club.
  • Several drivers were arrested and their cars impounded something Waruguru said was police harassment.
  • She was taken to the Nanyuki Police Station where she was released hours later.

Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru was on Friday arrested in Nanyuki moment after she left a security meeting with Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

Waruguru was arrested over allegations of incitement after she met with Probox and Sienta car drivers in a Nanyuki hotel whom police say were planning to disrupt a security meeting attended by CS Matiang’i at the Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

Several drivers were arrested and their cars impounded something Waruguru said was police harassment.

“The police want to show Matiang’i that they are working,” she claimed.

The Laikipia Woman Rep also attended the security meeting that was also attended by former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi and other leaders from the area.

A defiant Waruguru said being arrested does not bother her.

“If anybody feels they want to detain me, they are free to detain me but nobody will stop me from defending my position and the position of the people of Laikipia,” she said.

The fiery legislator  was capture on video arguing with a senior police officer moments before her arrest saying she was not inciting anybody.

“I’m inciting nobody… Are they (operators) criminals, they’re not? Get yourself busy doing some meaningful work, arrest criminals, the Al Shabaab, terrorists, bandits, that is your work. Stop intimidating young men and women who are doing business because they are meeting in a hotel. You think this is Kismayu? That they were meeting here to plan how to attack you, it’s not…,” she told a senior police officer.

She was taken to the Nanyuki Police Station where she was released hours later.

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