Nakuru East MP David Gikaria has been arrested over a land fraud-related case.
Gikaria was arrested on Monday at noon and taken to Nakuru DCI for questioning.
According to Regional DCI boss Gideon Kibunjia, “We have been investigating this land fraud case for sometimes now. We arrested him a few minutes to 1 pm and all the files are ready for the court process to start.”
He further said, “The owner’s fence was demolished and there is a house being constructed, however, we do not want to pre-empt, let the judicial process take its course.”
According to his fellow colleague Nakuru West MP Samuel Arama with the arrested MP’s supporters condemned the arrest saying the case had been framed by Gikaria’s political enemies.
In his statement he said, “The land in question is owned by Gikaria’s mother. The title which was acquitted in 2000 reads the MP’s mother. This case cannot withstand the court process. He is being harassed by being told he cannot be given a cash bail nor a free bond.”
Gikaria was on Monday arraigned before Principle Magistrate Bernard Mararo in a Nakuru court and charged with land fraud.
Through his lawyer, the MP told the court that the charges are politically instigated.
The State through the prosecution, however, said the Directorate of Public Prosecutions office cannot be influenced to frame charges on any individual.
He was freed on a personal bond of Sh3 million with a surety of similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh1 million.
The case will be mentioned on January 30.