KENYAN COURT STOPS POLICE FROM ARRESTING OPPOSITION MP FOR INSULTING PRESIDENT

A Kenyan court has stopped the police from arresting the opposition Member of Parliament for Mbita, Millie Odhiambo, over derogatory remarks on the presidency until investigations into her conduct are complete.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MP will, however, be required to present herself to the Parliament Police Station on Thursday for further questioning to enable police to complete their investigations into her remarks made during protests by opposition MPs over amendments to the election law.

State counsel Moses Omirera told the court Tuesday that investigations are ongoing adding that once they are done they will forward the file to the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko for directions.

Odhiambo had moved to court seeking anticipatory bail over her imminent arrest following her remarks in the precincts of Parliament in December last year.

The Director of Public Prosecution, the Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister), the Inspector-General of Police and the Attorney-General have been named as respondents in the case.

A businessman has already moved to the High Court seeking the arrest of Odhiambo claiming her remarks bordered on belittling the Presidency which is a symbol of national unity in the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK