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Senator Cherargei arrested by DCI over 'incitement' remarks

In Summary

• Police had earlier surrounded his home but the senator had refused to open the gates.

• The senator is alleged to have made inciting remarks over the weekend at the funeral of the late teacher Dominic Kiptoo Choge at Lelwak in O’lessos.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei with auditor generals reports of Nandi county at parliament buildings during a press conference on May 7, 2019.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei with auditor generals reports of Nandi county at parliament buildings during a press conference on May 7, 2019.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

DCI detectives office on Tuesday arrested Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei at his home in Uasin Gishu County.

Cherargei was arrested at his home in Eldoret and was quizzed by officers at the DCI regional offices located at the central police station in Eldoret.

The senator is alleged to have said that they are profiling individuals opposed to Deputy President William Ruto.

Police had issued summons for Cherargei to present himself but he failed to do so leading to the arrest at his home located near Elgon view in Eldoret town.

A contingent of officers was deployed at the home where Cherargei was arrested.

Cherargei was later in the afternoon released on personal bond.

His arrest came a day after being summoned by the DCI to record statement over hate speech remarks.

The senator is alleged to have made inciting remarks over the weekend at the funeral of the late teacher Dominic Kiptoo Choge at Lelwak in O’lessos.

Detective Rahamad Wasilwa from Nandi East called in the senator, saying he has useful information to help in investigations.