Police on Monday arrested Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro ahead of the late Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae’s funeral service.
The two were separately apprehended by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and driven to DCI offices in Kisii for questioning.
Maangi was arrested at Kisii High School while waiting to receive Deputy President William Ruto, whereas Osoro was arrested at Gusii Stadium, where the funeral service was held.
Maangi and Osoro are accused of planning to disrupt the funeral ceremony, according to reports.
The ceremony was attended by President Kenyatta, Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, among other leaders.
A fortnight ago, MP Osoro and his Dagoretti North counterpart Simba Arati exchanged blows during the funeral ceremony of Abel Gongera, the father to Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi.
Arati was addressing mourners when Osoro stormed the podium and attempted to grab the microphone, leading to a scuffle. Osoro was irked by Arati’s remarks about Deputy President Ruto.