Former Machakos Senator Johnsone Muthama has been arrested.
Muthama, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, was arrested after chaos erupted in one of the polling stations in Msambweni by-election.
Chaos erupted at Jomo Kenyatta Primary School polling station. The station has since been closed.
Muthama is one of the agents of independent candidate Feisal Bader in the ongoing Msambweni by-election.
Meanwhile, he is being transferred to Mombasa.
Supporters [Tangatanga] of Bader have already cried foul in the ongoing elections, accusing the police of harassment.
Soy MP Caleb Kositany, another ally of DP Ruto who is backing Bader says, “Senetor Muthama arrested in Ukunda, he is being taken to Mombasa. The system can’t stand defeat in this by election. ODM is in government.”
On his part, former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale laments, “the level of intimidation in the Msambweni by-election has risen to another level. Sen Muthama arrested!”