Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata, who is also the lawyer representing Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, has said his client has been freed and will not be charged in court.
The senator Tuesday morning said he had negotiated with top government officials who agreed to drop the charges against the MP.
“Mr Nyoro’s charges have been dropped unconditionally. He will not be presented to court after successfully negotiating with government officials,” Mr Kang’ata told the Nation without mentioning the said officials.
According to the police, Mr Nyoro was to be charged with assaulting police officers, resisting arrest and causing disturbance in church.
He was arrested on Monday night moments after a live show on a local TV station which was held at St James Cathedral Church in Murang’a.
Murang’a County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua and County Criminal Investigations Officer Julius Rutere led over 60 officers from the General Service Unit who had surrounded the venue of the TV show.
The officers had been ferried from Nairobi in six police vehicles.
Chaos erupted in Murang’a town moments after the MP was arrested, with his supporters accusing security agents of being biased.
They accused police of harassing and intimidating the MP due to his political stand.
“We shall continue supporting the MP since he is unfairly targeted by the State,” the irate protestors said.
A battalion of police officers moved in swiftly and shot in the air while teargassing the protestors who tried to pelt stones at them.