BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
A Nairobi court which barred the police from arresting Mbita Mp Mille Odhiambo over derogatory statements she made in Parliament has ordered her to report to police tomorrow and record her statement.
The prosecution told Justice James Wakiaga at the High Court in Nairobi that investigations are on-going and that the police hoped that the Mp would present herself at Parliament Police Station where a file is being prepared.
Senator James Orengo, who is representing the Mp in the proceedings, said he accompanied Ms Odhiambo to Parliament Police Station on December 30 “to allow completion of investigations” but the officer handling the case was not available.
“I have even given them my number but have not called,” Mr Orengo said.
The MP on December 23 applied for anticipatory bail over the eminent arrest after she was caught on camera making remarks deemed to demean the president.
“The OCS told us that he has no instructions on the matter and we were to await from directions from the investigating officer,” Mr Orengo told court.
Mr Orengo said Mille had sworn a further affidavit to cushion herself against the impending arrest. Mr Moses O’Mirera for the prosecution said the Mp needed “to present herself as expected of protocol which requires that summons be channeled through the Parliament.”
The judge directed that in light of the mentioned investigations the Mp presents herself to the investigating officer to record a statement.
“The applicant to report to the I.O at 10 am on Thursday, in the meantime she should not be arrested,” the judge said. The matter will be mentioned on January 17.
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