Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi will now be detained at Nakuru Central Police Station for seven more days. This is pending conclusion of investigations into incitement and hate speech allegations against him.
This is according to a ruling by Josephat Kalo, who is the Chief Magistrate of Nakuru Law Courts. The prosecution had applied for Oscar Sudi to be detained for 14 days. This was ruled out by the magistrate.
The allegations charged against him include assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, possessing a firearm unlawfully, hate speech and offensive conduct.
Leaders allied to DP William Ruto attended the court session in Nakuru. Among them were Senators Kipchumba Murkoment of Elgeyo Marakwet and Susan Kihika of Nakuru. Other elected leaders present were Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Uasin Gishu Women Representative Gladys Shollei.
Watch Tangatanga Leaders in court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nb4LWSnJhk
Oscar Sudi Arrest
Oscar Sudi’s arrest came after he made what were considered hate speech remarks. This was in a speech criticizing President Uhuru Kenyatta. In the same speech, he also made disrespectful statements about former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta. After calls for him to apologize, Oscar Sudi came out again to say he is not going to apologize. The Kapseret MP even told DP Ruto not to apologize on his behalf.
In his speech, Sudi was protesting against the arrest of MP Johana Ngeno. Ngeno had also made a speech that the DCI said was an inciting speech.
Oscar Sudi had earlier this year been summoned by the NCIC over remarks he made about Mungiki gourp.
On Friday night, police officer thronged at Sudi’s home to arrest him. He was however not present. He later presented himself at the police station.
Watch Oscar Sudi surrendering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JO4jPV_NrU
By Charles Oduor