Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei Arrested

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei at a Milimani court on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 [Photo Courtesy]

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has been arrested.

The vocal legislator revealed this in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon. He was picked by the police from his home county and taken to Nairobi for questioning.

Reports indicate that a Nairobi court had issued a warrant of arrest against the lawmaker.

Last month, the Senator caused scenes at the Milimani Law Courts after he got into an altercation with trial magistrate Wendy Micheni.

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The senator, who is facing hate speech charges, had been arraigned on March 29 in a session overshadowed by his refusal to allow the court to cross-examine a witness without his lawyer present.

Cherargei requested a postponement because his lawyer was in another court.

The lawmaker said that police in court were intimidating him and refusing him access to his counsel.

The politician was seen confronting a police officer and the magistrate as he appealed for time to speak with his counsel.

Also Read: Drama As Senator Cherargei Prevents Witness from being Cross-examined

“Why am I being intimidated? I thought courts are safe? They are even calling a police inspector! These are hostilities!” Cherargei was heard shouting in a viral video.

The magistrate asked the National Police Service or the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate Cherargei’s conduct on whether it constitutes disturbance or obstruction of justice.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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