MP Nimrod Mbai Released on Bail, Stripped of his Gun

July 6, 2023
Mbai leaves Kitengela Police Station on Wednesday accompanied by his lawyer.

Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai was on Wednesday released on a cash bail of Ksh50,000 following his arrest for assaulting a Kenya Power engineer.

Mbai had voluntarily surrendered himself at Kitengela Police Station on Wednesday after the Monday incident which was captured on video.

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Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) also withdrew his gun before he was released from police custody.

Mbai was set to be arraigned at Kajiado Magistrate’s Court, but with no preferred charges, he was taken back to Kitengela Police Station in the afternoon where he was asked to surrender his firearm.

The MP said he had left his licensed pistol at his residence in Kitengela and subsequently accompanied detectives to his home to retrieve the firearm.

After recording a statement, the UDA-allied lawmaker was granted release on cash bail.

Mbai is now expected to appear in court on July 11, 2023, to face assault charges. He is also set to face charges of illegal connection of power contrary to the law.

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