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MP Tobiko Turns Up at DCI, Records Statement Over Incitement Allegations

MP Peris Tobiko on Monday finally presented herself to the police in Kajiado and recorded a statement over allegations she incited her community to violence.

Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko walks majestically to DCI offices on Monday where she was grilled for 3 hours over incitement to violence allegations.

The Kajiado East lawmaker was being sought by Directorate of criminal investigations over allegations she incited formerly retrenched staff of East African Portland Cement against their former colleagues at Kibini factory.

DCI claimed the MP, with other people, allegedly went to Kibini in Sultan Hamud and addressed the former workers outside the factory with intent to incite them to violence.

Tobiko walked to DCI late on Monday in the company of her lawyer, Koin Lombo, where she was grilled for more than 3 hours.

After she played hide and seek games for close to a week, DCI officers on Friday last week sought a court order compelling her to appear before a magistrate court with an anticipatory bail of Sh100, 000 on Monday.

The police, however, did not take the case to court as expected but decided to grill the MP for the better part of the day, and said the legislator had been asked to present herself to court on Wednesday.

The court is expected to consolidate the case with that of Kenyewa/Poka MCA, Henry Kimiti, who was presented in Kajiado court on Friday, last week, to answer two charges of incitement to violence and taking part in an unlawful assembly.

Kimiti, who appeared before Kajiado Magistrate Becky Cheloti, denied both the charges.

He was escorted to the court by heavily armed police officers a few minutes before Magistrate Cheloti came into the packed courtroom filled by his fellow MCAs and nominated senator, Mary Seneta.

The prosecution claimed Kimiti January 10 at the East African Portland Cement Company, Kibini mining quarry, located in Mashuuru Sub County within Kajiado County, jointly with others not before the court, without lawful excuse, stormed the said mining quarry.

Tobiko, on coming out of the grilling room, said she will not be intimidated by anyone in her course to fight for the rights of her people.

The people she allegedly incited at Kibini are former 52 workers who were retrenched by EAPCC along with 500 others on claims it had a bloated workforce which is unsustainable.

The MP said she wants the company to pay the former workers their dues after terminating their services as the law requires. ALSO READ:https://kajiado.co.ke/2019/01/18/kimiti-charged-with-incitement-to-violence-in-kajiado/

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