Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has been released from custody today, January 11, 2022, on a Ksh5 million bond.
The Meru Senator was arrested on Saturday evening, January 8, after he allegedly made inciteful remarks during a UDA rally in Eldoret that day.
Upon release, Linturi was further barred from commenting on the matter and directed to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) every Friday.
Linturi uttered the words “madoadoa” during the rally which elicited mixed reactions from members of the public and politicians alike.
The Senator defended his remarks stating that he had been misquoted and meant that people of Uasin Gishu vote for the UDA Party leaders from MCA to President in the upcoming elections.
He, however, regretted the utterances, stating that he is sorry for how it may have made a section of Kenyans feel, though misinterpreted.
UDA Party led by Deputy President William Ruto apologised for the senator’s remarks, noting he had regretted the utterances.
He urged that leaders mind their words, and that the law be applied to all politicians found guilty of incitement.