- The DCI had earlier raided their Butere home.
- Oparanya and his wife are being interrogated by the DCI in connection to misappropriation of funds during his tenure as Kakamega Governor.
- The former governor is the deputy party of the ODM.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has claimed that former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has been arrested.
The statement published Wednesday, August 23 claimed that Oparanya was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) alongside his wife.
The former governor was grilled by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) at the Integrity Centre.
“Our deputy party leader Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has been arrested by officers from the DCI. Oparanya together with his wife Madam Priscillah are currently at the EACC offices at Integrity Centre.
“No information has been given as to why they have been arrested & why they are being questioned,” stated the party.
Further reports indicated that EACC officers conducted a search at one of his homes in Nairobi amidst reports claiming corruption and economic crimes committed during his tenure as governor.
“Why are suspicious-looking men in Subaru vehicles camping outside Wycliffe Oparanya’s residence in Karen?” ODM Director of Communications, Philip Etale, posed.
Oparanya has been a consistent supporter of opposition chief Raila Odinga, supporting him even after the August 2022 election loss which saw some leaders jump ship to the opposition.