Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei is set to be arraigned in court on Friday following his arrest on Thursday which led him to spend the night behind bars at Capitol Hill Police station.
According to media reports, the vocal senator was arrested after he failed to present himself before the court over a hate speech case.
Far from reportedly causing a disturbance in court earlier, the senator allied to DP Ruto is also accused of asking Milimani chief magistrate Wendy Kagendo to withdraw from the case.
While issuing a statement following his arrest, Cherargei termed it a witch hunt adding that Ruto’s win for the presidency seat will put an end to unlawful arrests and blackmail.
In other news, former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko is a happy man after he was issued a direct ticket by wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka in his bid to unseat Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho.
This move marks Sonko’s comeback to the political scene after he was ousted over corruption allegations.
While issuing a statement in regard to this move, the wiper party leader stated that the party arrived to that decision after an agreement between Sonko and Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo who will now deputize him’.
“Our consensus efforts continue to bear fruit. The National Elections Board is very pleased to announce that Mike Sonko and Ali Mboga have agreed to work together to deliver Mombasa County Governorship,” Kalonzo said.
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Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Deal Sealed: Wanyonyi to Be Igathe’s Running Mate
Former Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe will fly the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party flag in the city county’s gubernatorial contest, with Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi as his running mate.
President Kenyatta and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Thursday struck a deal on how the coalition will approach the elections in Nairobi after hours of negotiations amid a deadlock that had threatened to derail the fledgling alliance.
Majuto ya Starehe: Video of MP Jaguar Performing Kigeugeu alongside William Ruto Emerges
Starehe Member of parliament Charles Kanyi Njagua, alias Jaguar, was denied the UDA party ticket to defend his seat; the ticket was issued to Simon Mbugua.
Jaguar decamped from the ruling Jubilee Party to UDA in January this year and was welcomed by Deputy President William Ruto
Autopsy Reveals how Athlete Damaris Mutua Died
Kenyan-Bahraini athlete Damaris Muthee Mutua was strangled, a post-mortem conducted in Iten has shown.