Makadara MP Mbuvi arrested
Makadara Gidion Mbuvi addresses the press after he was declared winner of the constituency by-election in Nairobi in September. Mr Mbuvi was taken to the Kibera's magistrate court after being questioned by detectives for hours November 22, 2010.
By DOMINIC WABALA
Posted Monday, November 22 2010 at 17:08
Makadara MP Gidion Mbuvi was arrested and taken to the Kibera's magistrate court after being questioned by detectives for hours on Monday.
He spent the better part of the day at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters.
Mr Mbuvi was arrested in Buru Buru estate, Nairobi by a team led by the Officer Commanding Flying Squad Munga Nyale and driven to the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters at about 1:15 pm.
In court, the MP could not plead to any charges because it was late.
Prosecutor Joseph Musyoka said the MP could not be charged or any plea taken because he was taken to court after 5pm.
It is expected that Mr Mbuvi will appear in court Wednesday morning.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirmed that Police Commissioner Mathew Iteree ordered for the legislator's arrest.
His arrest comes after a report handed over to the Mr Iteere by the Director of CID Ndegwa Muhoro revealed that the legislator has been involved with various criminal activities and is being protected by senior police officers.
He was later taken to Kibera Law Courts as police finally executed a warrant of arrest issued against him in August 2005 for jumping bail in a Sh18 million fraud case according to court records.
Several warrants of arrest have been issued against him including one from the High Court and another in connection with his alleged escape from Shimo La Tewa prison.
Sources within the CID revealed that police would now execute all warrants of arrest against the legislator and arraign him in court.
The sources further intimated that he is scheduled to be taken to Shimo la Tewa prison where he escaped custody to be charged with escaping from lawful custody.
The flashy MP beat former MP Dick Wathika and ODM politician Reuben Ndolo in the September by-election.
The youthful MP has fascinated the public with his street manners -- an abundance of jewellery, oversized shirts and caps -- and a show of fabulous wealth. The source of that wealth remains a source of speculation.
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