Three officers attached to the Presidential Escort service were among suspects arrested at the home of Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.
Police officers spent the better part of Friday night and Saturday morning searching for the lawmaker who is wanted for making inciting remarks.
According to Police Commander in Uasin Gishu Johnstone Ipara, they could not establish what the three officers were doing at Sudi’s home.
He also confirmed that they could not trace the legislator
An incident report Reference OB No. 21 of September 12, 2020 filed at the Langas Police Station in Eldoret, indicated that once officers gained entry into the MP’s home, shots were fired from within the compound.
Among the injured was a GSU officer John Muiruri who sustained a panga injury on his right-hand thumb.
“On further search within the compound and the parking lot, a spent cartridge of 9mm, one for 7.62mm and a panga were recovered,” Mr Ipara said.
The presidential security men were identified as: Simon Siengo who was in possession of a Ceska pistol with 2 magazines of 15 rounds of ammunition, Issack Dida, who was in possession of a Jericho with a magazine of 15 rounds of ammunition and C.I Ekiru who is suspected to have fled the compound alongside the MP.
The trio had come in the compound with a motor vehicle registration No KBU 893 V, a Toyota Prado.
Another firearm, Gilbua with a magazine of 30 rounds of ammunition was found inside the vehicle used by the trio.
Ipara also confirmed that the officers had another motor vehicle registration No KBR 257 S, Toyota Allion where a Ceska pistol with a magazine of 11 rounds of ammunition was discovered.
Others being interrogated included: Victor K. Kibitok, Stephen Chege, James Kemboi Kemei, Jonathan Maritim Kosgei, and David Birich Kipyego .
“The team left the residence at around 0630hrs in pursue of the MP at his Elgon View Estate home and he was also not found. The injured officer was treated and discharged while the civilian was rushed to the hospital and in stable condition”, added Ipara.
While the search for Sudi continues, Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen said that the former was safe and on his way to Nairobi.
“Hon. @HonOscarSudi is safe. He is almost arriving Nairobi. We shall prepare him tomorrow and present before NCIC on Monday. Thank you all for you support,” he wrote.