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MP get into trouble with DCI over ‘inciting post’ on Facebook

By Oscar Kakai January 17th, 2024 1 min read

Pokot South MP David Pkosing was Tuesday, January 16, questioned for six hours by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives over incitement allegations.

Mr Pkosing, who was accompanied by his supporters, his lawyer Jackson Kimani, and a section of members of the West Pokot County Assembly, arrived at Kapenguria Police Station at 10:57 am.

Before the arrest, the lawmaker had posted on his Facebook page alleging that Kenya Defence Forces soldiers had taken away 100 cows belonging to members of his community and slaughtered the livestock.

He further claimed that the soldiers had in a previous incident bombed and killed civilians.

Early last year, the legislator was arrested in connection with banditry in the region. His helicopter was also seized for forensic analysis by the DCI.

Last month, Pkosing slammed his Sigor and Kapenguria counterparts Peter Lochakapong and Samuel Moroto for what he described as working against him.

Pkosing has accused the two MPs of preventing Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro from attending his Super Cup final at Makutano Stadium on December 22, 2023 despite being the chief guest.

At the same time, Pkosing promised to engage in social activities that will keep the youth busy, saying the only way to end banditry and cattle rustling is through sports and not divisive politics that can lead to unrest and tension in the area.