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Kapenguria MP Moroto, others charged with destruction of ADC Suam Orchard property

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By Osinde Obare | March 8th 2021
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto at the Kitale law court [Photo: Osinde Obare]

Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto on Monday appeared before Kitale Law Courts and was charged with the destruction of property belonging to Agricultural development corporation ADC Suam Ochard worth Sh7 million.

Moroto denied the offense and has been released on Sh500,000 cash bail or Sh1 million bond.

Senior principal Magistrate Symphie Makila directed the MP to appear before court on March 15, 2021, for further direction of his case.

Moroto arrest:

Moroto was arrested on Sunday evening while visiting families evicted from the controversial settlement scheme in Trans-Nzoia County.

Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto at the Kitale law court [Photo: Osinde Obare]

The MP had visited the affected families camping at Katikomor market when he was arrested by Criminal investigation officers from Endebess Sub County led by Endebess DCIO Peter Ochieng.

Source told the Standard that the MP had spent part of his day accessing the plight of the evicted families when the officers pounced on him.

He was headed to Kitale when he was stopped at Robinson area and ordered to surrender.

"The officers blocked our car and said the MP is under arrest. The officers claimed they had a warrant of arrest dated back in 2017," an aide of the MP told the Standard.

 

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