Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been arrested following a nearly 48-hour game of cat and mouse with the police.
Sudi, who was wanted over hate speech and incitement allegations, was apprehended on Sunday morning after voluntarily presenting himself at Langas police station in Eldoret.
He arrived at the station in the company of his lawyer, Gladys Shollei (Uasin Gishu Woman Representative), MPs Caleb Kositany (Soy), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) Cornelly Serem (Aldai), and Governor Stephen Sang (Nandi).
Sudi was later airlifted in a police helicopter to Nakuru, where he is set to record a statement with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) in connection with the alleged inciting remarks.
Police did not manage to arrest Sudi on Friday night after local residents barricaded the road leading to his home in Elgon View estate in Eldoret, which allegedly gave him time to escape.
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.