Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a man suspected to an operator of a drone that was spotted hovering over a police post in Lamu county.
The incident which happened on Friday night prompted police officers to swiftly respond to the danger and bring down the unmanned aircraft.
According to a statement by the DCI, the officers launched investigations into the incident and later traced and arrested one suspect.
“Last night, Police Officers on duty at a Police Post based in Lamu, noticed an object hovering high above the Post. Upon swift action by our officers, it was immediately established that the object was an unmanned aircraft,” said the DCI.
The arrested suspect, according to sleuths, was a resident of Mombasa who had travelled to Lamu ostensibly to visit his relatives.
The suspect is being interrogated to ascertain the veracity of his claims and establish his motive.
This came barely weeks after Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwan claimed he had noticed drones hovering over his official residence.
In a series of a thread he shared on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, the long-serving politician alleged the government was using the drones to spy on him.
He expressed fear for his life, adding even his electronic gadgets were being tracked.
“I am under close state surveillance. Drones hover over my official residence. Electronic gadgets in the house are compromised. As it was during Moi and NCEC, so it is now. I have repeatedly made this public and reported to authorities. I will not be intimidated,” he tweeted.