Anti-corruption officers in Kenya have arrested former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero over alleged crimes committed during his term in office, the chief prosecutor's office has said.

Mr Kidero, who is a senior member of the opposition, was among 11 government officials and businesspeople who were "criminally culpable" for mismanaging and embezzling public funds, it added on its Twitter feed.

Lawyers for Mr Kidero and the other accused have not yet commented.

He was the governor of Nairobi County from 2013 to 2017, and is close to Kenya's main opposition leader Raila Odinga.