Speeding MP slapped by traffic police
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi was slapped by traffic police officers along the Eldoret – Nairobi highway after he failed to comply with an order for his arrest for speeding.
Trouble started when Sudi who was on his way from Nairobi was flagged down by traffic officers manning the road.
One of the junior officers asked Sudi if he could be dropped off at Eldoret town which the MP consented to however, a senior traffic officer who was also at the road block ordered two other officers to escort the MP to the police station and book him for speeding.
A scuffle ensued shortly after in which the MP was slapped, pushed to the ground and stamped on the chest for refusing to comply with the police officers.
Sudi sustained minor injuries to the chest and leg.
Traffic along the highway has been blocked since noon after protesting residents of Cheptiret town in Eldoret county mounted roadblocks, calling for the police station there to be closed down. They were demonstrating over the improper treatment of the MP.
Pleas from Sudi himslef and the Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Mohamed for the residents to open the roads fell on deaf ears as they refused to move until the Cheptiret Police station is closed.
A meeting is underway between Sudi, Mohamed and police officers to settle the dispute.