Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have arrested Pokot South MP David Pkosing over the rampant banditry activities in the region.
The officers arrested Pkosing on Thursday evening while he was leaving his office based at KICC, Nairobi.
Several MPs from West Pokot county trooped to the Kiambu-based DCI headquarters to stand in solidarity with the him.
They include Senator Julius Murgor, Woman Rep Rael Leotum, Sigor MP Peter Lokachapong, North Pokot MP Titus Lotee and Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto.
This comes at a time when the government has deployed KDF and police troops to six counties where bandits have posed a menace to residents.
The counties include Samburu, Laikipia, Baringo, West Pokot, Turkana and Elgeyo Marakwet.
On Sunday, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki revealed that in the last six months alone, more than 100 civilians and 16 police officers have been brutally murdered by marauding bandits and livestock rustlers in the Northern Rift Valley region.