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Speaker Probed on Distributing Firearms, Causing Insecurity in Baringo 

Baringo County Assembly speaker Mr. William Kamket addresses journalists outside Kabarnet Police Divisional headquarters after he was grilled on accusations of supplying firearms used in Banditry. 
Photo by Vincent Miningwo




Baringo County Assembly Speaker Mr. William Kamket steps out of Kabarnet Police Division headquarters after recording a statement with the directorate of criminal investigations on claims of supplying ammunition within Tiaty Constituency.  Photo by Vincent Miningwo

Baringo County Assembly Speaker Mr. William Kamket steps out of Kabarnet Police Division headquarters after recording a statement with the directorate of criminal investigations on claims of supplying ammunition within Tiaty Constituency.
Photo by Vincent Miningwo

Baringo County Assembly speaker William Kamket was on Thursday summoned at the County Criminal Investigations (CID) office Kabarnet to record a statement for allegedly supplying ammunitions used in banditry activities.

Kamket, who was summoned by the Baringo County security team visited the DCI’s offices in the mid-morning and spent two hours being questioned by the sleuths led by County CID boss Festus Malinge.

However, Mr. Kamket rubbished the claims and blamed his woes on political rivals who he said were set to malign his name and prevent him from contesting the Tiaty Constituency Member of Parliament 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 followed from the time I have been the County assembly speaker,” Mr. 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 in the County, and that he had reported at the County police 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 of incitement leading to 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.
By Benson Kelio

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