DPP Haji approves prosecution after arresting Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno


Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno
Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno. FILE


Transmara East police officers arrested Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno over incitement.

The spoken legislator was captured at his Mogondo home. MP Ng'eno was arrested over the remarks he made on Sunday at Murkan that the police officers say were meant to drive intolerance amongst communities.

When his constituents got rumours that the law agents were searching for him, they rushed to his home and guarded him.

At one point, the police officers had to shoot in the air to try and disperse the crowd, but the group stayed put.

The MP's supporters then escorted him from his home to Emurua Dikirr police station about six kilometres away.

During the Sunday event, Ng'eno blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta for the disputes in Jubilee Party. He told the President to work with DP William Ruto "or go home".

"You are not Kenya and Kenya is nor Kenyatta's or Mama Ngina's land. This land belongs to 47 million Kenyans, you cannot run it as you wish," the legislator said.

He warned Uhuru to run the state constitutionally or go to Gatundu (home), adding that the President should not speak about who will succeed him, "and cannot threaten us".

"Moi and Kibaki finished their terms and left, you should do the same when the time comes." the MP added.  

In a statement on Tuesday, DPP Noordin Haji said the MP made speeches over the weekend provoking ethnic animosity amongst different communities residing within Trans Mara.

"The MP spoke words which were threatening, abusive and insulting words and planned or were likely to stir up ethnic hostility," he said.

"It is in the public interest to prefer criminal charges against the suspect as his actions may open old wounds and incite the different communities against each other," he added.

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