Nandi Senator arrested again


Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei arrested again over hateful utterances at Kilibwoni

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has been arrested again, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) confirmed on Tuesday.

According to DCI, the suspect was due in court to answer to charges of hateful utterances that got him arrested in August.

"Nandi Senator Hon. Samson Kiprotich Cherargei has been arrested by DCI detectives following his hateful utterances at Kilibwoni Primary School on 17th August 2019. The suspect will be taken to court today[Tuesday] to face charges of ethnic contempt c/section 62(1) of the National Cohesion & Integration Act and Incitement to Violence contrary to section 96(a) of the Penal Code," a brief from DCI read.

Senator arrested at his Nandi house

On August 21 this year, Senator Cherargei was caught on camera warning anti-DP William Ruto politicians that they would regret opposing his bid for presidency in 2022.

A few days later, DCI officers camped at the Senator's home in Nandi county and waited for hours until he emerged.

The Senator claimed that he had been having breakfast as usual and was not aware that officers wee waiting to arrest him, nonetheless, he boarded the police Land Rover and was booked at Kapsabet.


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