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Richard Onyonka: Kitutu Chache MP arrested in Kisii

Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka has been arrested.

According to reports, the lawmaker was arrested on Tuesday morning, January 11 by detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Kisii town.

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Onyonka was taken in for grilling pending arraignment in court for allegedly uttering inciteful remarks during a recent rally.

In a video widely circulated on social media, the MP made inflammatory remarks in what that appeared to be a response to utterances made at Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret.

“…Ningependa kumwambia ndugu yangu William Ruto; usijaribu kuharibu Kenya kama nchi kwa sababu unataka uongozi kwa kifua

“Mkisii anajitafutia, mkisii amejipanga Kenya mzima. Ukigusa mkisii tutakutafuta hata wewe mahali utakuwa… Wakati huu ukigusa mkisii hata mmoja hutaweza kuja hapa Kisii,” said Onyonka.

The arrest comes following an order issued by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Monday, January 10.

In a letter to Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai, the DPP stated;

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“Reference is made to a video clip circulating on social media platforms in which Hon. Richard Onyonka, MP for Kitutu Mache Constituency is addressing a gathering in Kisii County.”

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