Kiharu Member of the National Assembly Ndindi Nyoro will on Monday, September 9, spend the night in police custody after he got arrested at the Saint Marys Cathedral Church in Murang’a.
This comes just a few hours after the police gave the legislator an ultimatum to hand himself in, without which they would embark on hunting him down and taking him into custody forcefully.
He was taken to Murang’a Police Station and is awaiting to be arraigned in court on Tuesday, September 10.
The lawmaker was in the company of Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata when he was nabbed.
According to Kang’ata, Nyoro faces three counts including incitement, assault and resisting arrest.
Nyoro was being sought after a confrontation between him and nominated MP Maina Kamanda ensued during a church service earlier that day.
Nyoro and Kamanda clashed during a service at Gitui Catholic Church in Kiharu causing chaos that disrupted the proceedings.
Some Murang’a residents started protesting and burning tyres on the road claiming that the arrest was politically motivated.
On the night of Sunday, September 9, police officers raided Citizen TV offices in Kilimani with the aim of arresting the lawmaker after an interview he was undertaking with the broadcaster’s sister station, Inooro TV.
The police had camped along Maalim Juma outside the Citizen TV offices on Sunday night, where they lay in wait for the MP who was scheduled for an interview on Inooro TV, a Royal Media based station.