Mavoko MP Patrick Makau was arrested on Monday after surrendering at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and later charged with arson following the burning of a police post in Syokimau that had been marked as a crime scene.
The legislator was wanted for questioning over the burning of the Syokimau Administration Police camp, where three people – including lawyer Willie Kimani -are said to have been detained before they were tortured and later killed.
“He is in custody for questioning,” a senior police officer at the DCI Headquarters said.
He is accused of inciting youths, mainly motorcyclists, to torch the AP camp last week.
Makau had been summoned over accusations of inciting boda boda operators to burn Syokimau AP camp.
Lawyer Kimani and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were buried at the weekend while the lawyer’s client Josephat Mwenda will be buried on Monday.
The Administration Police camp that was burnt was vital to investigators because it was marked as a scene of crime with evidence that was yet to be collected