NASA strategist David Ndii has been arrested and taken to DCI headquarters, Kiambu Road where he will be interrogated by detectives from the Serious Crimes Unit over allegations of incitement.
Mr. Ndii was arrested at a beach resort in Kwale on Sunday before being moved to Nairobi overnight.
“It is true that we have him. He will record a statement with us,” a source at DCI headquarters said on Monday.
It is alleged that Ndii had been meeting with several groups of people at the luxurious Leopard Beach resort in Diani over secession.
He will record statements with officers before appropriate action is taken against him.
NASA leaders and his family were at first, unable to locate Ndii following his arrest.
Raila Odinga’s adviser Salim Lone, in a statement to newsrooms, said: “The family was told that he had been taken to the Diani beach police station but when they went there they were told he was not there nor did they know where he was. No reason was given for his arrest.”
It is suspected that Ndii, who was named the leader of the team discussing the execution of NASA’s People’s Assembly, a strategy devised by the opposition to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta, was arrested not just for the alleged secession talk but for also his role as leader of the NASA team.
He has also publicly announced that NASA leader Raila Odinga will be sworn-in as President.
NASA leaders have meanwhile been barred from getting into the DCI headquarters where David Ndii is being detained.
Siaya Senator James Orengo, former Nairobi senator aspirant Edwin Sifuna, NASA CEO Norman Magaya are among those that were not allowed to enter the premises.