Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. PHOTO/COURTESY

By William Koome

Embattled Meru senator Mithika Linturi has been released on Sh5 million bond or surety of similar amount after spending two nights in police cells.

The legislator, who was arrested on Sunday morning in Eldoret over alleged inflammatory remarks, has been ordered to be reporting at the DCI offices every Friday to assist in ongoing investigations.

While releasing him on a conditional bond, Nakuru Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti also barred Mr Linturi from interfering with any witnesses and commenting on the issue.

Police had sought more time to detain the Senator to allow completion of investigations but the court said no compelling reasons were given to allow his continued detainment.

Mr Linturi is being probed for calling those opposed to Deputy President William Ruto’s Presidential bid madoadoa “spots” and ordering that they be ejected.

He was also given an alternative Sh2 million cash bail.

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