Kitutu Minority MP Richard Onyonka was arrested on suspicion of sedition.
Onyonka was arrested on Tuesday morning by agents from the Criminal Investigation Department (DCI) in the town of Kisii and taken to court pending a shooting while awaiting trial.
The MP’s arrest follows an order issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Monday.
In a letter to Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai on Monday, DPP Haji ordered an immediate investigation into the video in which Onyonka was caught commenting on alleged illegal activities.
“It refers to a video clip circulating on social media where Hon. Richard Onyonka, Kitutu Mache MP addressing Kisii County, ”Haji said in the letter.
In the video, which is circulating on social media, Onyonka is seen addressing a crowd in what appears to be a response to remarks made at Vice President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret on Saturday.
“… Ningependa kumwambia ndugu yangu William Ruto; usijaribu kuharibu Kenya kama nchi kwa sababu unataka uongozi kwa kifua. “Mkisii anajitafutia, mkisii amejipanga Kenya mzima. Ukigusa mkisii tutakutafuta hata wewe mahali utakuwa… wakati huu ukigusa mkisii hata mmoja hutaweza kuja hapa Kisii,” says Onyonka.
Here is the link to the video ; https://youtu.be/4uTDELpjeww