The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered a probe on alleged inciteful remarks made by Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot during a United Democracy Alliance (UDA) party rally in Eldoret.
In a letter, Haji directed the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to commence investigations into aforementioned matter and submit a report to his office within seven days.
“The alleged remarks captured in the video clip make reference to the racial identity of an elected leader, which utterances could incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination
“In this regard, you are hereby directed to institute comprehensive investigations… to determine whether any offence(s) has been committed by the said Senator and submit the resultant investigation file within seven (7) days of the date hereof,” stated the DPP in the letter.
Speaking while addressing the rally at the Eldoret Sports Club, Cheruiyot asked members of the public not to re-elect Kesses MP Swarup Mishra, an Indian, accusing him of betrayal.
This came hours after Meru Senator Mithika Linturi who was arrested after he allegedly made inciteful remarks during the same rally secured his release.
Linturi was released from custody today, January 11, 2022, on a KSh 5 million bond.
Linturi was further barred from commenting on the matter and directed to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) discrimination.