BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JAN,2022-Kitutu Chache South Member of Parliament Richard Onyonka has been arrested for allegedly uttering inciteful remarks.
Onyonka was seized on Tuesday morning by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Kisii town and taken in for grilling pending arraignment.
The MP’s arrest comes following an order issued by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Monday.
In a letter to Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai on Monday, DPP Haji directed that investigations immediately begin surrounding a video where Onyonka is captured uttering alleged unlawful remarks.
“Reference is made to a video clip circulating on social media platforms in which Hon. Richard Onyonka, MP for Kitutu Mache Constituency is addressing a gathering in Kisii County,” stated Haji in the letter.
In the video circulating on social media, Onyonka is seen addressing a crowd in what appears to be a response to utterances made at Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret on Saturday.
“… Ningependa kumwambia ndugu yangu William Ruto; usijaribu kuharibu Kenya kama nchi kwa sababu unataka uongozi kwa kifua.
“Mkisii anajitafutia, mkisii amejipanga Kenya mzima. Ukigusa mkisii tutakutafuta hata wewe mahali utakuwa… wakati huu ukigusa mkisii hata mmoja hutaweza kuja hapa Kisii,” says Onyonka.