Protestors in Narok county blocked on Wednesday night blocked roads in the area after Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu and four legislators were earlier arrested over demonstrations that occurred on Monday.
The protestors who were armed with sticks and arrows blocked the road in Ololunga area and another in Katagala for more than two hours over the arrests.
They accused the government of victimizing Narok residents by arresting their leaders and vowed to continue blocking the roads until the leaders were released. Police had to fire tear gas at the protestors to disperse them.
The officers are currently paroling the town and are escorting motorists, some of whom had their vehicles damaged by the protestors.
Narok Senator Ole Ntutu and four area MPs are currently being held at the Muthaiga Police Station after they were arrested for leading protests against the leadership of Governor Samuel Tumai.
Ntutu and MPs Moitalel ole Kenta (Narok North), Patrick Ntutu (Narok West), Johana Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr) and Korei ole Lemein (Narok South), were arrested after they recorded statements at the CID headquarters over the incident.
Lawyer Martin Kamwaro who is acting for Senator Ole Ntutu and the MPs, told journalists outside the CID headquarters that the leaders are expected in court tomorrow where they will be charged with incitement to violence.
The leaders had led protestors in Narok town seeking to remove Governor Samuel Tunai from office over corruption allegations.
Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery said on Monday that the leaders who led the demonstrations will be held responsible for holding the protest despite a directive from the CS barring any demonstrations or rallies in the area.
During the demonstration in which one person was killed and several others were injured, the leaders and protesters attempted to evict Tunai from office due to corruption allegations against him. Tunai is said to have squandered community funds.
He was given 21 days to respond to the accusations or the leaders would petition President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the county government.
The protests went on despite a directive from Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery warning against the demonstrations on Sunday.
Emurua Dikirr MP Ngeno and his Narok West counterpart Ntutu, accused Nkaissery of being used by the state to suppress the rights of the Maasai community.