Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi has faulted the government over Friday arrests. 

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Speaking during an interview on NTV AM Live on Tuesday, Wamatangi said the notion that leaders suspected of wrongdoing should be arrested on Fridays, and taken to court on Monday after making them suffer, is a thing of the past.

“That notion that if you want to punish someone you arrest them on a Friday then you can have them suffer until Monday is very misguided,” he said.

“The reminder that needs to be sent to law enforcement is simple the guilt of any charged person can only be established after the due process of law,” he added.

He made reference to a number of politicians and government officials who have been arrested on Friday evening, held over the weekend before being presented to court on Monday.

The latest victim is Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who was arrested last Friday over claims of assaulting a woman.

The Senator noted that he firmly supports adherence to the rule of law, and justice, adding that while so doing, the relevant agencies should do so in strict adherence to the Constitution.

“I fully subscribe to the line of thought that there is no excuse, or middle ground, for those entrusted with the enforcement of the law to not obey the constitution,” he added.