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Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was on Friday arrested by Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
According to reports, he was apprehended over the recent killings in Matungu, Kakamega County.
The former CS was taken to Kakamega Police station for questioning.
Additional reports reaching the kenyagist.com news desk indicate that Matungu MPÂ Justus Murunga has beenÂ given six hourÂ to report to Kakamega police station.
Earlier in the day, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was nabbed by DCIÂ detectives while in a hotel inÂ Kisumu County.
He is currently detained at Kisumu Central Police Station.
Similarly, Mayoni Ward MCAÂ Libinus OduorÂ was alsoÂ arrested over the killings.
The ongoing operation in the area was ordered, on Thursday, when Interior CS Fred Matiang’i visited the area following weeks of attacks that left more than 20 people dead.
Before the arrests, the CSÂ had announced thatÂ police were still following what he termed ‘crucial leads’ linking local politicians andÂ that in a few days, the politicians wouldÂ be arrested to record statements in relation to the bizarre killings.
After the tour of the area, the CS ordered the deployment of GSU officers in the area in a bid to flash out the criminal elements that hadÂ been giving residents sleepless nights.
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