Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has cried foul after Muungano aspirant in the Kitise/Kithuki By-election Joseph Kioko alias Think Tower was arrested for alleged bribery and contravening curfew Tuesday night Kasayani.
Kibwana termed the arrest as suspicious and meant to intimidate him accusing the police of being used to play politics.
“This is what used to happen in the past, we ask IEBC to remove county commissioner from the campaigns and Wiper social media people who are spreading falsehoods. ” Kibwana said.
“He was not arrested giving out money, he was headed home before curfew and doing his budgets. “He went on.
On Sunday, Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana had an altercation with the police accusing them of scaring people from their rallies and being used to the advantage of Wiper candidate Sebastian Muli.
According to a police report at Kathonzweni Police station, the MCA aspirant was arrested for contravening curfew orders.
“Occurred at 2230 hours, detected by Officers on patrol along Kithuki- Kasayani road who received information that within Kasayani village, there were people convening a meeting awaiting for one Joseph Kioko, who is an aspirant for MCA seat in Kitise/Kithuki ward on Muungano party. On arrival at the scene, the officers found people numbering approximately twenty gathered beside the road.” The police report read in part.
“On seeing the police, they burnished and disappeared in the nearby bushes. Coincident the said aspirant arrived on an unknown motorcycle with another pillion passenger, Lady identified as Mary Mbula a k/f/a aged 27 years also an agent of Kasayani polling station. The two were arrested booked at Kithuki police post, both placed in custody for the offence of contravening curfew orders.” The report went on.