Suna East Member of Parliament, Junet Mohammed, has been arrested.
Junet was arrested and taken to Homa Bay Police Station where he recorded a statement over allegations of hate speech and incitement to violence.
I am under arrest at Homa bay police station..
— Hon. Junet Mohamed (@JunetMohamed) July 21, 2017
He is set to appear in court to answer to the charges.
According to police sources, the MP is facing accusations of uttering words that are deemed inflammatory and may lead to violence if action is not taken.
However, the specifics of the accusations remain unclear as police are yet to release more details.
The MP first made the announcement on his twitter account but did not give further details on the arrest.
Have you called your Lawyer or you want us to come break the cell??
— John Mark Mwangi (@JohnmarkMwangi1) July 21, 2017
Have you called the police 🚨??
— Victor BAKAYOKO🇰🇪 (@vickienaya) July 21, 2017
Have u committed any crime? If so, then face the law & if not, then u should be released immediately.
— james ngari (@ngari09) July 21, 2017
We are together
— Danny Mc'Owino (@moholjn1996) July 21, 2017
I hope the government understands that a country's security during election times are at risk with reckless arrests: WE NEED PEACE!
— Dan Ojowa (@DanOjowa) July 21, 2017