Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro was released on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 morning from police custody.
His lawyer, Murang’ a Senator Irungu Kang’ata who secured his release reported that the member of parliament would not face charges in court because there was no reason to warrant his arrest. “We were able to use our legal argument and show that there is no evidence against Ndindi Nyoro,” Citizen Tv quoted the advocate.
Senator Kang’ata also rebutted claims suggesting that Ndindi Nyoro was in hiding, proving it by confirming his client’s appearance for a night show with one tv station, and said the MP would not have done so if he was genuinely hiding from the police.
In response to the drama which unfolded Monday night in Murang’ a town after the MP’s arrest, Kang’ata attributed the chaotic scenes to Nyoro’s supporters being unhappy with his arrest.
Why Ndindi Nyoro was Arrested
On 9th September 2019, Ndindi Nyoro was arrested and taken to Murang’ a police station. According to Murang’a County CID boss Julius Rutere, the MP was accused of assault and interrupting church service. The county CID earlier that day told Nyoro to surrender to the nearest police station over the Gitui Church incident.
On Sunday 8th September 2019, Nyoro and nominated MP Maina Kamanda were involved in an argument at Gitui Catholic Church in Kiharu, causing chaos, which prematurely stopped the church service. The two politicians clashed over protocol trading accusations as they argued over who should invite the leaders present to address the congregation. This exchange of words was a replay of the supremacy battle between the Tangatanga and Kieleweke political factions.
Ndindi Nyoro is a member of team Tangatanga, a Jubilee party faction with political allies determined to have deputy president William Ruto for presidency in 2022.
Police also wanted Nyoro for allegedly assaulting one of their own and resisting arrest.
By: Linzer Kibebe