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UPDATE Wednesday, September 16: Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi will remain in police custody for 7 days as police complete investigations into his hate speech remarks.
This is after Nakuru Law Courts Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo ruled out an application by the prosecution to detain the MP for 14 days.
Sudi was charged with hate speech, offensive conduct, resisting arrest, being in unlawful possession of a firearm and assault of a police officer with Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen attending the session in support.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on Monday, September 14 splashed close to Ksh. 300,000 on remandees and cellmates in Nakuru Police Station.
Sudi spent over Ksh. 265,000 paying for the remandees fines and bails after they were unable to raise money to cater for the charges and also bought cellmates mattresses and jackets.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa revealed details of Sudi's kind act to his cellmates and remandees in the police station.Railways Police Station in Nakuru Town.Daily Nation
"The people he met there became his family, some of them were being detained because they failed to pay very small fines which is sad.
"He bought for them 30 mattresses and jackets to beat the cold, he spent over Ksh. 265,000 for eight remandees in paying bail for them, it sounds like little money but it really made a big difference," he explained.
Barasa added that with the cells being small in size some of the mattresses were put in stores to be used in the future by remandees.
Sudi was on Monday presented to the Nakuru Law Courts where the prosecution filed an application to detain him for 14 days after he was accused of hate speech and incitement.
Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo will rule on the prosecution’s application on Wednesday, September 16 meaning that the MP will spend two more nights in the cell.
Barasa noted that Sudi was a very close personal friend and accommodated him in his house as police raided his home on Friday, September 11.
"Some of them were charged with very flimsy allegations which would have been sorted out by the chief, it appears that police do not know their roles properly.
"Arresting someone who is loitering in town at night, I mean those are people who you engage and if they have sufficient reason you can release them," he added.Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa during a fundraiser in aid of Kimoson Africa Inland Church in Kapsaret Constituency of Uasin Gishu County on March 3, 2019.Daily Nation
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