Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula has asked police to arrest controversial businessman Paul Kobia who was admitted to hospital after running amok on Thursday.
Police said his family took him to Gigiri police station after he became violent at his Runda home. Sources say he kept saying ‘I killed Fidel’.
Wetangula told mourners at Fidel Odinga’s funeral that police had no power to judge ‘who is mad’ but such powers lies with the court of laws.
Speakers at the funeral service at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology maintained that Fidel’s death was not natural.
Lawyer Kethi Kilonzo alluded to the presence of poachers who were killing lions in in their camp.
“We have poachers of lions, poachers took away my father, poachers took away Kajwang and now poachers have taken Fidel. We need to stop these poachers,” Kethi said in Kiswahili.
Acting Inspector General of Police Samuel Arachi on Thursday dismissed media reports claiming Kobia had been arrested.
“Mr Kobia was taken to Gigiri Police station by his family who wanted to be assisted in having him restrained and escorted to a psychiatrist after he started shouting incoherently and acting violently,” Arachi said in a statement.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko said Kobia had claimed knowing how Fidel Odinga died during an altercation with his security team at Village Market.
Two guns were found in his car despite the fact that his firearm licence had been withdrawn after he shot dead a motorist last year.
Fidel died on Sunday morning at his Karen home. Pathologists are yet to release the cause of death.