Nairobi — Mavoko MP Patrick Makau has been arrested as police intensify investigations over Wednesday’s chaos that rocked Mombasa Road in protests called by the Opposition against the high cost of living.
Police said Makau was arrested from his Karen home on Thursday morning.
The arrest follows a directive by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki who has vowed action on leaders accused of planning the chaos that rocked most parts of the country.
A police officer told Capital FM that Makau was being investigated for allegedly mobilising youths who caused violence on Mombasa Road where the Expressway was vandalised and motorists stoned.
In total, seven people were killed during Wednesday’s chaos, including three in Mavoko.
Violent protests were witnessed in the capital Nairobi and other parts of the country Wednesday, with police firing live bullets, teargas and deploying water canon.
Police fired tear gas on protesters who defied a police ban to join a demonstration against tax hikes in the capital Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Homa Bay, Nakuru among others.