Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has been released from police custody.
Nyoro’s lawyer Irungu Kang’ata on Tuesday, September 10 claimed he negotiated with top government officials who in turn compelled police to agree to drop charges against the MP.
“Nyoro’s charges have been dropped unconditionally. He will not be presented to court after successfully negotiating with government officials,” said Kang’ata in interview with Kameme FM.
However, Kang’ata who is also Murang’a senator did not divulge the details of the negotiations.
Chaos erupted in Murang’a on Monday, September 9, 2019 shortly after the arrest of the firebrand MP.
The residents lit bonfires as some slammed the government saying the MP was being targeted for supporting Deputy President William Ruto.
Nyoro has established himself as one of DP Ruto’s staunchest supporter in Murang’a and the larger Mt Kenya region.
It all began on Sunday, September 8, 2019 after Nyoro and nominated MP and Maina Kamanda clashed in Gitui Catholi church in Murang’a.
Things escalated after Nyoro demanded to preside over the fundraiser that was organized by the Kieleweke faction led by Kamanda.
The arrest of Ndindi Nyoro has seen Tanga Tanga allied MPs slam the government claiming a plot had been hatched to intimidate Ruto supporters in Mt Kenya region.
“ We’re steadfast on the stand we’ve taken. We’ll not be intimidated into supporting Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) or Raila Odinga,” said Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome said DP’s detractors were concerned with DP Ruto’s growing popularity in the region and therefore had resorted to scare tactics including using police machinery.