Sakaja presented himself to DCI, we did not arrest him – Police clarifies
The National Police Service has refuted reports that its officers arrested Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja.
In a statement penned by the spokesperson of the National Police Service Bruno Shioso, the service stated that the circulating reports alleging that the Nairobi gubernatorial candidate had been arrested were false.
"Contrary to circulating reports alleging that Hon. Senator Sakaja has been arrested by police, the public is hereby informed such reporting is untrue," the statement read in part.
The service stated that the lawmaker presented himself to the DCI Headquarters following reports by a local publication that he was being sought by detectives over forgery claims.
"The true position is that the senator presented himself at DCI Headquarters following earlier newspaper reports that he was wanted by police over the university degree matter being canvassed by courts and electoral mechanisms," the statement read further.
Sakaja was turned away by detectives at the Kiambu Road headquarters since he had not been summoned.
Sakaja dares Kinoti to arrest him
Sakaja had earlier in the day dared DCI boss George Kinoti to send detectives to his Riverside office to arrest him. The bold move came following reports of his imminent arrest due to his alleged involvement in forgery.
“Bwana DCI Kinoti, I'm at my Riverside office, karibu, or let me know if you'd like me to come over. Your office will not install a project on the people of Nairobi. My qualifications are legit and the relevant institutions have refused to play along with your games. Let the people decide.” Sakaja dared the DCI boss.
Speaking to a local publication, DCI boss George Kinoti disclosed that the voluble legislator and officials of Team University in Uganda, where Sakaja claims to have earned a degree, are suspects in an international organized crime syndicate.
“We will not surrender our capital city to frauds. We will involve all international agencies in investigating and prosecuting anyone involved in academic fraud,” Kinoti told the publication