Speaker being probed for allegedly distributing firearms
The Baringo County Assembly speaker William Kamket was today summoned to the County Criminal Investigations (CID) office Kabarnet to record a statement for allegedly supplying ammunition for use in banditry activities.
Kamket who was summoned by the Baringo County security team yesterday visited the DCI’s offices in the mid-morning and spent two hours for questioning by sleuths led by County CID boss Festus Malinge.
However, Kamket rubbished the claims blaming his woes on his political rivals who want to malign his name and prevent him from contesting the Tiaty Constituency seat. He promised to cooperate with the detectives until he is vindicated of any wrong doing.
“I look and see this matter as part of the wider scheme that has been going on since time I became the County assembly speaker,” Kamket said.
The KANU parliamentary aspirant blamed the sitting MP Asman Kamama saying he is behind the forces frustrating his bid.
The speaker also said that he has been receiving threatening messages from a citizen from the county and he has reported at the county headquarters and also at Kilimani police station.
He asked the police to speed up the investigations and arrest the individual who was still at large.
Kamket further condemned loss of lives in the volatile regions of Baringo County saying it is unacceptable and that peace should be restored.
The controversial speaker was let off the hook by an Eldoret High Court few months ago after he was charged alongside two MCAs on charges of incitement leading to the murder of two police officers in Tiaty constituency.
The case of ammunition is believed to be related with rampant banditry incidents in Baringo in the last few months.