Kenya: Nyando MP arrested
Posted by African Press International on October 12, 2016
By Dickens Wasonga.
Member of parliament for Nyando constituency ,Kisumu County was arrested early today.
Fred Outa of ODM was reportedly arrested by police in Ahero police station where he had allegedly gone to report and write statement over loss of cash he is said to have lost during a commotion on Monday evening at Ahero Girls secondary school.
We couldn’t reach the MP for clarification because he was still being held by the police in Kisumu by the time of doing this story but we reliably learned that he would be charged with incitement.
Efforts to get comments from the police in the area was also futiel as regional police commander remained tight lipped on the issue. He had not responded to our inquiries by the time of penning this report.
Journalists and other members of the public who thronged the Kisumu law courts after information about the MPs arrest spread witnessed Outa being led to the cells by the police who included anti riot officers.
His lawyers could also be seen consulting with the officers but he remained in the basement cells at Kisumu high Court.
In an attempt to shake off journalists and the public who were closely monitoring the police moves following the arrest, the MP was driven in a CID car towards Chemelil before the team emerged in Kisumu.
Outa is alleged to have been involved in a confrontation with the police at Ahero Girls where students were allegedly rioting forcing area DC to visit and try to address the learners.
It is not clear what happened when the MP and the DC met at the school but it is claimed that the events after the encounter was the reason that led to the MPs arrest.
He’s expected to be arraigned before court in Kisumu tomorrow Wednesday.
Meanwhile the school has been closed indefinitely following the confusion.
On Monday, the ministry of education interdicted the principal of the school after she allegedly refused to handover to her deputy .
Sister Sarah Adipo was accused of allegedly engagement on graft .accusation which she denied and went to court to stop actions by her emplyer, TSC.
The fate of the KCSE candidates who were preparing for the examination now hangs in the balance.
African Press International (API)