Migori Governor Okoth Obado was on Wednesday arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning after eight guns were found in his homes during a raid by officers from the anti-graft agency.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives Tuesday raided the office and homes of Mr Obado and confiscated, among other things, eight firearms, several bank statements and electronics.
Five of the firearms were recovered in Nairobi while sources within EACC said they recovered another three in Migori. The Nation could not independently authenticate the claims because the homes were heavily guarded.
The detectives pounced at dawn, and spent hours rummaging through documents that could help in their investigations into alleged misappropriation of Sh2 billion in Migori County.
The Firearms Act is silent on the number of pistols a licensed civilian should own, but is specific on the type of firearms to be licensed for.
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the firearms would be subjected to ballistic examinations and verification of certificates at the Central Firearms Bureau.
The rural home of the governor remained highly guarded for the period that the detectives were looking for the documents.
By Daily Nation