There was drama and pandemonium outside Milimani High Court as Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives arrested former Mr Kenya and Maria actor Robert ‘Khula’ Budi and his wife for beating and assaulting their seven-year-old daughter at Karen Plains in Langata.
The well-built former Mr Kenya shook off police officers who had advanced towards him to effect an arrest for violating child rights.
But police overpowered Budi and handcuffed him before escorting him to Karen Police station where he was detained awaiting arraignment in court.
The actor was arrested together with his wife Wendy Kimingi outside the Milimani.
Budi, who was dressed in a white t-shirt, a green pair of trousers and white canvas a pair of shoes, covered his face in utter shame as he was escorted outside the court premises.
The dramatic arrest occurred soon after Budi and his wife left the court premises where they had attended a court case.
The DCI detectives pursued the couple in a bid to arrest them to face criminal charges of subjecting their daughter to cruelty.
Mr Kenya and his wife are facing a charge of being cruel to a child contrary to Section 25 of the Children Act number 29 of 2022.
According to police, the couple is accused of subjecting their child to cruelty on diverse dates between October 22, 2022, and February 10, 2023, at an unknown time within Karen Plains in Lang'ata sub-county in Nairobi.
The couple allegedly tortured the girl by slapping her and pinching her hands, legs and thighs.
The two have been detained at Karen Police Station and are expected to be arraigned in court tomorrow.
Budi was crowned the 2018 Mr Kenya at a colourful gala held at The Mall in Westlands, Nairobi.