Sudi to be charged with 5 counts, including assaulting a police officer

By Elijah Cherutich On Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 13:54 | < 1 min read
Kapseret MP
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi (left) in a Nakuru court on Monday, September 14, 2020. PHOTO | ELIJAH CHERUTICH

The state wants to charge Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi with five counts, including being in unlawful possession of firearms and assaulting a police officer.

Appearing before Nakuru Principal Magistrate Josphat Kalo, the state said it wants to complete investigations in the case against Sudi before charging him.

The Kapseret MP is set to be charged with hate speech, offensive conduct, assaulting a police officer, unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, and resisting arrest.

The prosecution requested the court to detain Sudi for 14 days, urging the court to deny the MP bail for the sake of public order.

However, Sudi’s battery of lawyers rebutted the claims, terming false allegation that the MP resisted arrest on September 11.

“Hon Sudi presented himself to the Langas police station on his own volition,” said one of the counsels.

They opposed the prayers of the prosecution to seek a further 14 days detention, arguing that such an application is unconstitutional and breaches Sudi’s fundamental human rights.

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