/Oscar Sudi surrenders to police, flown to Nakuru

Oscar Sudi surrenders to police, flown to Nakuru

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been airlifted to Nakuru after he surrendered at Langas Police Station in Uasin Gishu County this morning. He has been booked at Nakuru Central Police Station.

The legislator said on his Facebook page that he was being airlifted to Nairobi but was instead flown to Nakuru.

“I’m being airlifted to Nairobi. Will be landing at Wilson Airport shortly,” Sudi said moments after photos of him accompanied by other Jubilee politicians and his lawyers emerged online.

Earlier in the day, the MP said he surrendered to the police after getting reports from the media that they were after him.

Law Abiding Citizen

“As a law-abiding citizen, I have presented myself at Langas Police Station early this morning even before the officers arrive. It was unnecessary to be treated with a lot of drama by sending a contingent of police officers to my home. I was away the time police arrived at my place. Thank you all for standing with me,” he said.

His lawyer, Uasin Gishu women Representative Gladys Boss said her client had presented himself voluntarily at the police station once he had from the media that the police were searching for him.

She further stated that no sermons or warrants of arrest had been served to have the MP under police custody.

“Hon. Sudi has presented himself officially and voluntarily following media reports that the police have been searching for him. It is important to note that there were no warrants or sermons given to him as it has been alleged that he was on the run. He is now under police custody as required of the law, “said Boss.

She had said that he would be taken to the National Cohesion and Interrogation Commission (NCIC) offices in Nairobi in the company of his lawyers.

Hate Speech

Police reports indicate that Sudi is wanted for hate speech, which is under investigation by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

This is after he made remarks deemed abusive towards President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family recently, to which he vowed that he would not apologize over his utterances.

Sudi has lined up a group of lawyers that will take to court to defend him over the impending charges. They are Jane Masai, Richard Cheruiyot, Isaac Terer, Nathan Tororei and former Chief Registrar of Judiciary Gladys Boss Shollei.

Sudi’s arrest comes after drama and running battles involving the police and his constituents who tried to bar the officers from gaining access to his home to arrest him.

He is said to have been aided by police to escape as a team of officers arrived at his home.

In the course of the attempted arrest, one of the MP’s supporters was shot and injured while a police officer was attacked by a machete. Two police officers attached to the Presidential Escort Unit were arrested after they were found in the MP’s compound. They had not declared they were police officers all along as the siege went on before the MP allegedly escaped from the compound.

It later emerged a third officer who is a senior commander of the presidential guards had escaped alongside the MP after his gun was found in one of the cars that were parked in the MP’s compound. The other two officers’ guns were confiscated as they were taken in for grilling.

The MP is supposed to take a plea for hate speech on Monday. He has been daring police to arrest him.

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Lynn is a News Writer and Contributor for Kenya Peoples Assembly News (KPA - News, and The Africa Media Group LLC (T-AMG). Lynn covers Kenyan News, from politics, to court issues, life stories, arts and entertainment, investigations, health, outdoors and travel. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism from MOI University. When she's not busy writing or editing, she enjoys travelling, socializing, singing and lounging on the couch watching the latest Netflix documentary.