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Migori Speaker held for breaking into Assembly Finance office, stealing files

Police in Migori are holding Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth in connection with night breaking into the Assembly Finance office.

Mr Okoth was on Wednesday morning picked by officers from the County Directorate of Criminal Investigations together with seven other unidentified men who accompanied him during the incident.

According to County Police Commander Mark Wanjala, at about 3am on Wednesday, police got report that the Speaker had broken into the office of the Assembly Finance Officer together with other seven people.

The team then took away vital filed from the office and moved with them to the office of the Speaker.

“Our officers rushed there, and found the Speaker and the team with the files,” said Wanjala.

He said when the speaker noticed the officers, he went and locked himself in his office, but later in the morning opened.

He was then nabbed and escorted to the County DCI office, where he was questioned together with the accomplices.

By the time of going to press, Mr Okoth was still being held at the County DCI Office for questioning and statement recording.

It was not immediately clear on the Speaker’s intention to break into the office at night, with Mr Wanjala saying police have already begun investigations into the motive of the incident.

“We have to find out why he had to break into the office at night, which is a crime, as he was in the company of people who are not employees of the county,” said Wanjala.

He said the files were also being analysed to find out the types of information they bear, with the County Commander saying the speaker and his team would be arraigned in court.

He is set to be charged with offense of office breaking.

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