Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has reacted to his alleged pending arrest overseen by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti.
In an update on Facebook, the Senator said that threats of arrest will not discourage him from contesting for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
“Threats of arrest and persecution by the state will not intimidate us or change the will of the people of Nairobi,” said Sakaja.
Sakaja added that DCI Kinoti was free to arrest him, further noting that he was willing to turn himself in should the DCI invite him to their offices.
“Our resolve remains firm. Bwana DCI Kinoti, I’m at my Riverside office, karibu or let me know if you’d like me to come over. Your office will not install a project on the people of Nairobi,” he said.
Reports had earlier indicated that the DCI was seeking to arrest the Senator over alleged involvement in forgery.
Nation reported that the Senator was facing arrest on Thursday night, June 16 after the DCI claimed that officials from Team University in Uganda are suspects in an international organised crime syndicate.
Sakaja had presented a degree from Team University in Uganda for clearance to run for the Nairobi County gubernatorial seat.
DCI boss George Kinoti vowed to involve international agencies in investigating the institution which he said was involved in academic fraud.
“We will not surrender our capital city to frauds. We will involve all international agencies in investigating and prosecuting anyone involved in academic fraud,” Kinoti said.
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