Pokot South MP David Pkosing appears before DCI
Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, appeared before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over allegations of using his chopper to transport arms to bandits.
Mr Pkosing was accompanied by his lawyer Danstan Omari who said that they will cooperate with the DCI officers investigating the matter as long as they follow the law.
“I am here to represent my client and we hope that they will follow the law as they go on with the investigations on the operation of bandits in Pokot,” he said.
The lawmaker denied that he has never funded or enabled banditry activities in the vast North Rift region.
On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the MP said that he was not in any way involved in the coordination of enabling bandits to swiftly operate in the region.
The MP in a statement last week said that his troubles kicked off when he paid bonds for seven boys from the Pokot community who had been labelled as bandits by the police.
He says he decided to bail out the boys out after realising they might have been wrongfully arrested and prosecuted.
He said he had in the past served in the Peace and Justice Commission before he became a lawmaker.
Mr Pkosing says he is peace loving and there was no need of police officers and detectives linking him to banditry that is being witnessed in his home yard.
Last week after he was released by the DCI, Mr Omari (his lawyer) told the media that the lawmaker has never owned a white chopper which is being linked to the banditry.
“The MP has accounted for all the days since this issue started, and that is why he has been released to go home. He’s not under any police custody,” he further clarified.
The MP claimed he had been sent a message from a senior government official who warned that he would be arrested.