By William Koome
Kitutu Chache South Member of Parliament Richard Onyonka has been arrested over alleged inciting remarks he made while addressing a gathering in Kisii during the weekend.
The legislator was apprehended on Tuesday morning by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kisii town.
His arrest follows an order issued by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to the Inspector General of Police to launch investigations into a video circulating on social media in what appears to be in response to utterances made during Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret on Saturday.
“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 hata mmoja tutakutafuta hata wewe mahali utakuwa… Wakati huu ukigusa Mkisii hata mmoja hutaweza kuja hapa Kisii,” says Mr Onyonka.
The MP has been taken for grilling awaiting arraignment upon completion of the investigations.