A Kiambu Member of County Assembly is being detained for driving a vehicle with a portrait of Deputy President William Ruto in full military fatigue.

Weitethie MCA Macharia Taki was arrested alongside his driver, George Kiarie, for depicting Ruto as the commander in chief.

His van further displayed graphics of the Coat of Arms and the national flag.

The vehicle, a Toyota Hiace, has been detained at the Juja police station.

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Police said the MCA and his driver will be arraigned at Thika chief magistrate’s court for contravening Section 3(a) law on the national flag, emblems and names Act.

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