Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi Arrested Days after Burying Father

Mr Joash Maangi. Photo/Courtesy

Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi was on Monday, January 15, 2021 arrested just seven days after he buried his father. 

Mr Maangi who was waiting for Deputy President William Ruto in Kisii was nabbed by police officers who took him to unknown destination. 

At the time, the Deputy Governor was planning to attend Mr Simeon Nyachae’s burial in Kisii county. 

It remains unclear why Mr Maangi was arrested but he is known to be a close ally to DP Ruto whose political lifestyle seems to be frustrated by the ‘Deep State.’ 

He was arrested just hours after his key ally in Kisii County Mr Samuel Omwando who ditched ODM for Tangatanga was equally nabbed at his home. 

Police say that Mr Omwando was arrested for allegedly planning to cause chaos during the burial of Mr Nyachae. 

They are being accused of mobilizing groups to heckle some leaders at the funeral ceremony of the former Gusii political kingpin. 

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