Bobasi Mp Obiri to be charged in Kisii

Bobasi Mp Innocent Obiri (with an Umbrella) at the Nyamonema quarry site

Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri and his aide will be arraigned in Kisii on Monday after their arrest over incitement charges.

Mr Obiri was seized outside Hilton Hotel in Nairobi on Saturday afternoon while his aide was picked from a hideout in Kitengela, Machakos County after days on the run.

The aide spent the night at the Kisii Central Police cells where he had been transferred from Kitengela while Mr Obiri was booked at the Central Police Station in Nairobi, but was expected back in Kisii later on Sunday evening.

Kisii County Police Commander Abdi Hassan said Mr Obiri will face charges of incitement, disturbance and malicious destruction of property when he is brought to court on Monday.

“We have finalised with investigations and he will be in court to answer to those charges,” he told my source by phone.

The PDP MP is allegedly claimed to have stormed into a private quarry in Masongo, Nyamonema Bobasi and roughed up staff after he went to protest over blasting at the quarry, that he said was causing cracks in nearby buildings.

Mr Hassan said the aide allegedly assaulted the quarry site manager.

A pickup truck used to ferry workers to and from work was also set ablaze by knife-wielding goons who raided the site hours after the MP had left the quarry on May 6 this year.

Four occupants, three quarry workers and the owner of the vehicle, survived the Sunday night incident by jumping out of the pickup, falling in a nearby thicket.

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“We strongly suspect it this same politician who has incited goons to burn the vehicle,” Mr David Mogambi, the site manager told my source .

Mr Mogambi said the attack occurred on Sunday at 9pm as they left work for Kisii town.

Quarry owners blamed the attack on the politician who they said was unhappy with the project.

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