Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth and seven other individuals have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the County Assembly Chief Finance Officer’s office.
After the breakage, Mr. Okoth and his accomplices are said to have taken away a bunch of files and several computers and transferred them to his office.
Migori County Police Commander Mark Wanjala confirmed that they received a report at around 3am that the county assembly speaker and the seven co-accused had broken into the finance office and were transferring files to the speaker’s office.
Mr. Wanjala said the accused locked themselves in the speaker’s office when they saw police officers until Wednesday 8am when they opened the office and they were arrested.
The county police commander said they also recovered a bunch of files and several computers that were taken from the county assembly chief finance office.
The eight were taken to the county Directorate of Criminal Investigations office to record a statement pending arraignment.
Mr. Wanjala said investigations are underway to establish why the speaker and the seven other accused broke into the county assembly chief finance office.