A plan by police to arrest Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi failed after irate youth blocked the road leading to his home in Eldoret.
Officers went to Sudi’s home on Friday night to arrest him hours after he addressed a public meeting in Eldoret town.
But hundreds of youths barricaded the road using trees and stones, allowing MP Sudi to escape before the officers arrived at his residence.
Police camped outside the MP’s abode for the better part of Friday night and Saturday morning, and at one point disconnected power and gained entry into the house but did not find him. The officers were forced to leave on Saturday after their mission hit a snag.
This week, Sudi has been on the spot over alleged insults directed at President Kenyatta, and former First Lady, Mama Ngina Kenyatta. His remarks sparked outrage with a section of women leaders demanding an apology.
Sudi made the remarks following the dramatic arrest of his Emurua Dikirr counterpart Johanna Ng’eno, who is facing hate speech charges. Ng’eno is also accused of using abusive language on Uhuru and his mother.