MP Oscar Sudi To Spend Seven More Days In Police Cells


Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi will spend seven more days in police custody pending the conclusion of investigations into incitement and hate speech allegations before police can charge him.

The MP, who has been locked up at Central Police Station for the past three days, appeared virtually before Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalu with his lawyers putting up a spirited defence to have him released on bail.

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.

Read: Prosecution Wants MP Oscar Sudi Detained For 14 Days, Accuses Him Of Assaulting A Cop

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.

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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