UPDATE Thursday September 10: Emurua Dikirr Member of Parliament Johana Ng’eno has been freed on a bond of Ksh.2M, a surety of the same amount or an alternative cash bail of Ksh.1million
Ng’eno appeared before Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Usui from the GK Prison, Nakuru Remand, via a zoom link on Thursday.
The prosecution had opposed the granting of bail, arguing that the MP was likely to influence witnesses or members of the public upon his release.
However, the Magistrate averred that the prosecution had not raised convincing grounds to have the MP denied bail.
While granting him bail, the court also forbade the legislator from making utterances that may cause a breach of peace. His case will be mentioned on Monday, October 12.
UPDATE Tuesday September 8: DPP Noordin Haji approves the arrest and prosecution of Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno for uttering statements intended to stir up ethnic animosity on Saturday September 5.
Protests on Monday September 7 erupted after police officers in Transmara East arrested Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ngeno over incitement.
The vocal legislator was arrested on Monday at his Mogondo home shortly before 4.30pm.
Confirming on his Facebook page, the vocal Ruto supporter stated that indeed he had been arrested.
Moments earlier, the MP had taken to his social media page to allege that the police were coming for him.
“They are coming for me. I am ready for them. If this arrest will free our country and people from both physical and psychological torture, then nothing will be more redemptive,” wrote Ngeno.
Reacting to his arrest Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi pointed a finger at President Uhuru Kenyatta for ordering for the arrest of those allied to William Ruto and critical of his rule.
“I want to categorically tell Uhuru that we do not have any debt for you but your contempt for the Kalenjins and Ruto is worrying…I want to tell you that this country is for all of us. This country is not Mama Ngina’s, Muhoho’s or yours.” Sudi said on the arrest of Ngeno.
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Ng’eno hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta for having a frosty relationship with his Deputy William Ruto.
The MP urged Uhuru on Monday, September 7, to resign as the president if he has failed to work with Ruto and went ahead to dare the Head of State to jail him.
“Uhuru should work with the Deputy President and if you do not want to do so, go home, Kenya does not belong to Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Kenya belongs to the people, this is not a country you can rule the way you want, and if you want to jail us, so be it,” noted the MP.
In the hard-hitting rant, Ng’eno urged the president to rule the country in accordance with the constitution or return to his home town of Gatundu.
With the 2022 General Election fast approaching, the Emurua Dikir MP warned the President against endorsing a presidential candidate in the General Elections.
Ruto in a past interview shared light on his relationship with Uhuru as he claimed that it was decided that he should take a back-seat to allow the President to build his legacy.
Ng’eno also hit out at Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over his remarks that Ruto was a mere clerk of the President.
“I wonder where Tobiko is from. These are part of the people driving this country in the wrong direction, how Tobiko speaks is similar to [Rift Valley Regional Coordinator, George Natembeya.
“If there is a person who has incited people of Narok South to fight is George Natembeya who is the Right Valley Regional Commissioner,” he stated.