Narok Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu and 4 MPs who led Mondays chaotic demos have been detained at CID headquarters.Narok Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu and 4 MPs who led Mondays chaotic demos have been detained at CID headquarters.
The five URP leaders from Narok are expected to appear in court tomorrow where they will face incitement charges. The leaders were summoned to CID headquaters to record a statement in relation to the Monday chaos that followed after they defied Interior CS Joseph Nkaisery is order that had banned the rallies in Narok.
At least one person was shot dead while eight protestors including two police officers were seriously injured Monday when thousands of Narok residents defied a government ban on demonstrations.
The protestors were demonstrating against Governor Samuel ole Tunai whom they accused of mismanaging the county government.
The dead protestor was allegedly shot dead by police who were overwhelmed by the mob who tried to force their way into the Narok County government offices.
The protestor was pronounced dead upon arrival at Narok County Referral Hospital, a kilometre away from where he was shot.
Senator Stephen ole Ntutu, MPs Moitalel Kenta (Narok North), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Patrick Ntutu (Narok West) and Johanna Ngeno (Emmurua Dikkirr) led the protesters who sought to present the governor with a petition detailing their grievances.
The Narok North OCPD Paul Letting and a General Service Unit (GSU) officer were among the injured.
Mr Letting sustained serious head injuries and was rushed to an unknown hospital outside for treatment.
The protestors, led by their leaders marched for about seven kilometres to the governorâ€™s office where they sought in vain to present a memorandum of their grievances. The governor was not in the office at the time the protesters arrived.
They staged a sit in for about one hour but were later repulsed by anti-riot police using tear gas canisters and live bullets but they later regrouped.
They started pelting police with stones and other crude weapons.
Meanwhile governor Tunai has denied any involvement in corrupt deals and instead accused the leaders involvement in past corrution especially regarding the management of Masai Mara game reserve.