Nairobi Senator and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the Nairobi gubernatorial race Johnson Sakaja has allegedly been arrested.
Reports had indicated that Sakaja was arrested on Friday June 17, 2022 at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.
However, DCI in a statement denied arresting Sakaja. Instead, the George Kinoti-led body clarified that Sakaja had presented himself at the headquarters when he had not been summoned.
According to DCI, Sakaja presented himself after reports emerged in the media that he would be arrested any time.
He was however, allowed to leave the DCI Headquarters without the detectives taking any action against him.
Sakaja was facing arrest over forgery claims.
Earlier on, Nation newspaper had reported that Sakaja could be arrested any time for allegedly forging his academic papers.
The local daily had quoted DCI boss George Kinoti as having said that he will not allow frauds to be handed over the great city of Nairobi to run.
Kinoti had also linked Sakaja to an international crime syndicate.
Sakaja had presented an academic degree from Team University in Uganda, which has been a talk of the internet for sometime now as it was flagged to be fake.
Deputy President William Ruto has, however, defended Sakaja and said the issues surrounding his academic qualifications are nothing but a pure political witchhunt.
Ruto indicated that their political opponents have sensed defeat and have now resorted to intimidations and blackmail, which will not work.
Sakaja and Ruto allies have maintained that he will be on the ballot on August 9.