Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has been arrested by DCI detectives attached to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission over his remarks during a rally in Eldoret Saturday.
The arrest follows the order by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to investigate the matter and forward the findings to DPP’s office.
A viral video on Saturday showed the Meru Senator making remarks bordering around hate speech at a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) rally at Eldoret Sports Club.
In a letter to Inspector General of police, Hillary Mutyambai, Haji directed him to open investigations into the senator’s remarks.
According to the DPP, Linturi’s utterances could incite contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination.
“Pursuant to Article 157 (4) of the Constitution, I hereby direct that you immediately institute comprehensive investigations into the said allegation and submit the resultant investigations file on or before 14th January, 2022,” Haji said.
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