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MP Oscar Sudi To Spend Two More Nights In Police Cells

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi (Courtesy)

Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi will spend two more days in police custody pending his bail and bond ruling.

The MP appeared virtually before Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalu on Monday following his arrest on Sunday over alleged hate speech and incitement remarks.

The magistrate directed that the lawmaker be detained at Nakuru Central police station until Wednesday, September 16.

The prosecution had sought to have the MP detained for 14 days to allow the police to conclude investigations.

The state counsel said they intend to charge Sudi with five counts including hate speech, assaulting a police officer, offensive conduct, resisting arrest and being illegal possession of a firearm.

The MP surrendered himself to Langas Police station on Sunday after two days of being sought over alleged hate speech and incitement remarks. He was later airlifted to Nakuru and detained at Central Police Station.

Read: MP Oscar Sudi Flown To Nakuru After Surrendering To Police

Sudi arrived at the station a few minutes to 8am morning in the company of his lawyers among them Gladys Shollei, who is also the Uasin Gishu Woman Representative.

He was also accompanied by MPs Caleb Kositany (Soy), Cornelius Serem (Aldai), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Nandi Governor Stephen Sang among others.

Read Also: Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi Surrenders To The Police

The MP had allegedly gone into hiding after police camped in his home from Friday night seeking to arrest him over “offensive” utterances against President Uhuru Kenyatta and the First Family, notably Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

Armed youth had on Friday night blocked police from arresting the MP.

The heavily armed police officers eventually broke into the residence in the wee hours of Saturday morning but could not find the MP.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege

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