Police have traced and arrested Kitui Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau’s driver who went missing on Thursday.
Kitui County Police Commander Antony Kamitu on Monday said the driver, Mr Anthony Kang’oti, was found drunk in a bar at Kiembeni area in Mombasa.
He was promptly arrested and locked up at Bamburi Police Station.
Mr Kamitu said the man will be escorted back to Kitui to face charges of misusing a government vehicle.
Earlier, police found Mr Nzau’s official vehicle but Mr Kang’oti was nowhere to be seen.
Mombasa police commander Johnston Ipara said the vehicle was found abandoned in Likoni.
“We are yet to get the driver. We are working to know who was the driver. I am yet to get more details on it,” Mr Ipara had told the Nation on phone on Monday morning.
Mr Kang’oti is said to have vanished with the car soon after taking Dr Nzau to the requiem mass of the 10 pupils who perished in a road accident in Mwingi.
Detectives have been tracking the car— a Land Cruiser Prado TX, Dark Grey in colour, registration number KBW 893V with a green number plate— since the case was reported.
Communication from Kitui government indicated the driver’s phone signal had been traced to Kiembeni in Bamburi estate, Mombasa County.