Just two days after Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ng’eno was released from police custody, he was yet again teargassed for holding a BBI meeting on Wednesday, February 26.
The police lobbed teargas at Mulot Market, Narok South, where he was holding the meeting with area residents.
A video seen by kenyagist.com, shows the MP initially conversing with a police officer, trying to convince him to join his cause moments before things turn ugly for the legislator.
“You know you also have to listen because you are a taxpayer, you are a citizen of this country and you are a law enforcement person. Your work as the police is to ensure that I have been protected and the MCAs have been protected as well.”
Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ng’eno is confronted by a police officer during his arrest on February 24.
“Before I make my speech, I just want to tell you that we also have a meeting for delegates tomorrow and then on Friday, we will have the final document which we will present to the people of Narok County who are non-Maa speaking people,” Ng’eno is heard saying.
Unconvinced by his arguments, the officer instructs the crowd to disperse warning them that they would receive “another beating” in a reference to the chaotic arrest of the MP on Tuesday evening.
“If you do not heed to my warning, you will face another peating,” the officer says.
Moments later, the police lobbed teargas canisters at those who had hesitated to leave the venue forcing them to flee – amongst them MP Johanna Ng’eno.
Blogger Dennis Itumbi condemned the incident in a Twitter post wondering why the MP was not allowed to hold a BBI consultative meeting.
“Some people can speak on BBI. Other people are not allowed to speak. No worries, the People will speak through the Referendum ballot.”
This came days after the legislator was accosted by a team of club-wielding officers and ushered into a police vehicle.
Screams from residents cascaded the background during the dramatic arrest, with teargas used to disperse the gathering rife in the air.
Ng’eno was among Kipsigis legislators who walked out of a BBI consultative meeting in Narok on Friday, February 24.