Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Friday arrested while escaping arrest at a road block in Voi.
Sonko is being transferred to Nairobi to face charges of corruption and economic crime.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has confirmed that Sonko was escaping arrest.
Reports indicate that he was on his way to Nairobi from Mombasa when detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) waylaid him.
However, the flamboyant governor is being flown to Nairobi in a police chopper.
From Wilson Airport, Sonko will be taken into police custody at EACC headquarters awaiting arraignment.
charges that include willful failure to comply with law relating to procurement, conflict of interest and abuse of office.
Other charges are unlawful acquisition of public property, deceiving principal, money laundering and acquisition of proceeds of crime.
Sonko will also be charged alongside senior County Officials, private and business entities accused of benefitting from suspect county funds.