Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has been arrested over his utterances during a Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally that are thought to border on hate speech. The straight shooting senator was picked up by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as he left Royal Media Services studios on Lenana Road, Nairobi, Tuesday. He was driven to the Kilimani Police Station for questioning. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) immediately confirmed it was behind the senator’s arrest. “NCIC in partnership with DCI has today arrested Hon Ledama ole Kina, Senator Narok County,” said the commission in a tweet. The senator’s arrest came just a day after it emerged that he had been summoned to appear before the DCI in Narok. His summoning was as a result of statements that the Senator made during a television interview last week.
While speaking in Narok on Saturday, Mr Ole Kina argued that non-Maasais should not be allowed to meddle in the affairs of the community.