Senator Mithika Linturi is going to spend yet another night in police custody.
His detention is pending his plea taking in the case where he stands accused of making inflammatory remarks that could incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination during Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret.
Linturi was arrested on Sunday morning and was presented at Nakuru Law Courts on Monday before Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti.
The prosecution led by State Counsel Jamsumba Onyango filed an application to have Linturi detained for a further seven-day period as investigations are concluded in the case against him.
Nyaloti granted the prosecution’s request and directed that Linturi be detained at Kaptembwo Police station until Tuesday as he awaits a bail ruling at the Nakuru Law Courts.
Members of Linturi’s party UDA publicly offered their apology on his behalf for his remarks during their political rally that took place on Monday in Bomet County.