WATCH: ODM MP forcefully arrested in Nairobi
14 June 2016, 13:04
Nairobi - A Kenyan MP has been violently arrested by Police effecting a warrant of arrest over hate speech in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi. Watch video.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed was picked up by Criminal Investigation Department CID officers in Nairobi's Central Business District after failing to heed a call to surrender himself to Police, The Star reported.
Mohammed was among 6 MPs ordered to surrender themselves to Police over hate speech utterances made Monday.
Police reports stated that Mohammed was arrested for inferring that opposition supporters would storm the office of the Inspector General of Police in Kenya if an MP from the ruling Jubilee Coalition was not arrested for making a death threat to opposition chief Raila Odinga.
He was quickly transferred to the CID headquarters for questioning, KTN added.
There was outrage Monday after the MP for Gatundu South in Central Kenya Moses Kuria stated that the only way for there to be peace is if Odinga be assasinated.
He was also taken in for questioning Monday.