Kenyan lawmaker arrested for demeaning President

In drama streamed live on the MP’s Facebook page, MP Ng’eno is seen surrounded by members of public and being escorted to Emurua Dikirr Police Station.

Kenyan lawmaker arrested for demeaning President
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to inspect a guard of honor before the opening of the 11th Parliament at the National Assembly Chamber in the capital Nairobi, April 16, 2013.

(African Stand) — Kenyan Police officers in Transmara East have arrested Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ngeno over incitement.

The vocal legislator was arrested on Monday at his Mogondo home shortly before 4.30 pm.

Ngeno was arrested over the remarks he made on Sunday at Murkan that the police say we’re meant to incite communities.

When his constituents got wind that the law enforcers were looking for him, they stormed his home and guarded him.

At one point, the police officers had to shoot on-air is bid to try and disperse the crowd, but the group remained adamant.

His supporters then escorted the lawmaker from his home to Emurua Dikirr police station about six kilometres away.

During the Sunday event, Ngeno accused Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya of profiling communities living in the region, saying that the regional boss should be blamed for the constant chaos being experienced in Narok and Nakuru counties.

This is the third time, Ng’eno is being arrested over incitement.

In the first case on September 3 last year, the Kanu legislator was arrested with and Ololulunga MCA Jefferson Langat and his Ilmotiok counterpart Samuel Kositany at Olmekenyu trading centre in Narok South sub-county on their way to Mau Forest to assess the situation following planned evictions.

In the second incident on February 24 this year, Ng’eno was arrested with  Langat (Ololulunga) and Stanley Langat (Ilkerin) at Kimogoro trading centre in Narok South sub-county for holding an illegal meeting on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Johnny Mapesa

Written by Johnny Mapesa

Johnny Mapesa is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is driven with passion and has worked for several media brands both locally and internationally and currently working with African Stand.

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