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Eric Omondi arrested after attempt to storm Parliament

He wanted the Kenyan media to be compelled to play 75% Kenyan content

In Summary

• His brother Felix Omondi confirmed the news of the arrest saying he was at the Central Police Station.

• In the video shared online, Eric is seen resisting as the men in uniform forced him into a police car.

Comedian Eric Omondi
Comedian Eric Omondi
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Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi on Tuesday was arrested after attempting to storm Parliament buildings.

The comedian, who has been trending on social media for a while now, tried to lead music artists in storming Parliament in a bid to fix the music industry in Kenya.

Taking to social media, he said, "History loading...Tomorrow 10 am!!! Tuesday, November 16th will be remembered for years to come. Calling Upon all musicians/artists and all media houses/outlets to meet us at Parliament Building tomorrow 10 am."

His brother Felix Omondi confirmed the news of the arrest saying he was at the Central Police Station.

In the video shared online, Eric is seen resisting as the men in uniform force him into a police car.

The comedian said artists would be agitating for better pay at events and demanded that they get the same amount for curtain-raising as foreign acts are paid.

He also added that he wanted the Kenyan media to be compelled to play 75 per cent Kenyan content.

"All local media to play 75 per cent of local music just like it is in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe and the list goes on and on."

According to Central OCPD Adamson Bungei, Eric was arrested for the offence of causing a disturbance near parliament buildings.

“He had not followed procedures to stage the so-called protests. We are however sorting him out,” Bungei said.

Eric has since been released from the station.

Edited by D Tarus