Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, reached out to Interior CS Fred Matiang'i with the whereabouts of a wanted lawmaker.
In a social media post, the lawmaker claimed to know the location of Nyeri Deputy Speaker Samuel Kariuki, whose warrant of arrest was issued by the police on Monday, December 9.
The police issued the warrant of arrest after a video captured him a young man after rival Jubilee Party factions clashed at Giakanja Boys Secondary School in Nyeri County on Sunday, December 8.
In the post, Wambugu alleged that Kariuki was holed up at Temple Point in Watamu and copied the message to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Interior PS Karanja Kibicho.
"Fred Matiangi, I understand you have a warrant of arrest for Samuel Kariuki; the MCA who seems intent on killing someone in the video (that he shared on social platforms). In case you don’t know where he is, he is at Temple Point Hotel, Watamu," shared Wambugu.
Earlier on Tuesday, he had complained about goons who blocked his car and a woman who lay on the road, daring the MP to run over her.
This is not, however, the first time a lawmaker was holed up in a room to avoid arrest.
In February 2018, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino vowed to spent a night in Parliament all in an attempt to evade arrest.
Babu was at the time wanted for insultingCS Matiang'i during an ODM rally in Baba Dogo.
He referred to the Super CS as marehemu (the late) and a margarine tin but later defended himself explaining that he referred to a different Matiang'i, a colleague of his who had passed on and not the Interior CS.
In July 2019, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu also outsmarted authorities and managed to avoid arrest for two full days.
The governor stayed away from his three known residences in Runda, Garden Estate and near Ridgeways along Kiambu Road.
So smart was the governor that an Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission official admitted to The Standard they had a tough time finding Waititu.
He, however, turned himself in later and was released on bail.
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