MP Johanna Ngeno Arrested in Heated Encounter With Police [VIDEO]

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Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno is confronted by a police office during his arrest on February 24.
Police arrested Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno on Monday evening, February 24, at Kimogor Market in Narok County.

Initial reports claim that the legislator was apprehended for holding an illegal meeting in the area.

A video seen by kenyagist.com, shows the legislator being accosted by a team of club-wielding officers and ushered into a police cruiser.

Screams from residents cascaded the background during the dramatic arrest, with teargas used to disperse the gathering rife in the air.

Ngeno was among the Kipsigis legislators who walked out of a BBI consultative meeting in Narok on Friday, February 24. 

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Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno is confronted by a police officer during his arrest on February 24.

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His arrest has led to an uproar among various leaders, with Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, incensed by the latest incident.

“Mheshimiwa Johanna Ng’eno has been arrested while on -meet the people tour-in his Narok county. Accused of holding a meeting without the permission of BBI secretariat. Meanwhile, the hate mongers are roaming freely. It can’t get crazier and foolish than this,” the senator tweeted.

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State House digital strategist Dennis Itumbi, sided with senator Murkomen, joking that opposing the BBI was now a punishable crime.

“As a friend puts it there is a new crime in town..any person who publishes or utters any statement, rumour or report against BBI and which is likely to cause the public not to support BBI is guilty of a misdemeanour…. very well,” he tweeted, going on to share a video of the arrest.

More to follow…

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