Migori Governor Okoth Obado is set to be arraigned on Monday over the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.
Police say Mr Obado will spend the weekend at Gigiri Police Station.
“Hon OkothObado has just been arrested after recording his statement… & is currently in lawful custody at Gigiri Police Station.
He will be arraigned in court on Monday to face charges of murder of university student Sharon Otieno,” tweeted the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The governor was arrested early Friday and questioned for several hours on the murder of Otieno.
“We were asked to present ourselves to the DCI but they arrested him. The line of questioning was on murder,” his lawyer Cliff Ombeta said.
Mr Obado was apprehended a day after detectives confirmed that Otieno’s unborn baby was his.
The university student was seven months pregnant.