MP Gikaria asked ‘to report to court next week for charges’

May 20, 2019 12:47 pm
The MP had gone to court in Naivasha ready to take plea but was later called outside the courtroom by a police officer and served with the notice/CFM NEWS

, NAKURU, Kenya, May 20 – Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria was Monday notified to appear before a Naivasha court on Monday next week to face several charges.

The MP had gone to court in Naivasha ready to take plea but was later called outside the courtroom by a police officer and served with the notice.

The notice from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation indicated that the MP who was arrested on Saturday at Pipeline area in the outskirts of Nakuru Town will be charged with five counts.

The counts include assaulting a police officer, incitement, causing disturbance at a police station, resisting arrest and forceful holding.

Speaking after receiving the notice, Gikaria accused the police of illegally arresting him.

He adds that the police assaulted him causing him injuries all over his body.

The MP also claimed that there was many cases of corruption at the Bondeni Police Station where he was held and promised to raise the matter in Parliament.

Gikaria spent a better part of Saturday in police custody at Bondeni and was released on a personal bond after the intervention by his Nakuru Town West and Bahati counterparts, Samuel Arama and Kimani Ngunjiri.

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