Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro was arrested on Monday night over an incident on Sunday when he disrupted a church event, in his backyard.
Nyoro was arrested in Murang’a, on live television, hours after Murang’a County Police Commander warned that he will have to face justice.
“Legal action will be taken against the MP and other culprits involved in the incident,” said Josphat Kinyua, the County Commander who confirmed the arrest.
Nyoro, a vocal member of Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga group, is accused of storming Gitui Catholic Church where nominated MP Maina Kamanda of the Kieleweke group was presiding over a fundraiser.
It was however, Citizen TV reporter Victor Kinuthia’s coverage of the event that stole the show; with Kenyans on social media ridiculing the young journalist’s “rookie” reporting.
Victor Kinuthia leo umeniangusha mbaya sana.
— Moses Mungai (@MoseMungai) September 9, 2019
I'm nt a jrnalst, bt frm a layman's point of view, this is a very poor feed. Ur reporter dsn't hav gud command of Eng lnguage, fumbled a lot. I couldn't quite make wht he was trying to explain. Wth the likes of @LinusKaikai, @Fchurii, @YvonneOkwara @jageyo i thnk RMS can do beta
— Samson owiti (@asamkowiti) September 9, 2019
Why are you guys ridiculing Inooro Tv correspondent Victor Kinuthia? I see nothing wrong in this given that he seemed distracted by the ambulance from the word go. You'll hating on him for no good reason. #mondayreport #NdindiNyoro pic.twitter.com/Akk6kgfJcx
— Muyah_Thee_Poet KE (@tony_muyah) September 9, 2019
Victor Kinuthia after the Break 😂 pic.twitter.com/Fp5duJpQFp
— J5 (@SaphatJ) September 9, 2019
Shame on victor kinuthia.totally drunk while reporting on #NdindiNyoro
— BALOZI (@dannykiokoo) September 9, 2019
This Victor Kinuthia reporter is best placed pale Churchill,however Nyoro is a young JM or Matiba in spirit. #NdindiNyoro
— Joe Karanja (@joekaranja91) September 9, 2019
Victor kinuthia is a improved kienyeji version waititu #NdindiNyoro
— #NotToday (@hapakaaka) September 9, 2019
Yaani the same people who cry unemployment on this TL are slating a journalist for choking on the job on what could possibly be just a bad day.
You people disgust me.
Victor Kinuthia, Keep going.
— 21_addiction (@_Nyaga_B) September 9, 2019
Victor kinuthia is a great reporter,he doesnt drink or do drugs but was caught offguard and not well prepared .Next time i believe he will do it better. some of us cant even speak once cameras are on #NdindiNyoro
— john kahara (@kaharajohn) September 9, 2019
The media house would soon quickly pull down the footage from all their online platforms following the negative reactions.
Nyoro’s arrest was quickly condemned by leaders from his Tanga Tanga group – including from Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.
“I am actually surprised that Nyoro has been arrested. I hope the Inspector General of Police remembers that power is transient and that we are merely temporary trustees in the offices bestowed upon us to serve and not to oppress others,” Murkomen tweeted, “I hope the DPP (Noordin Haji) will stand to be counted.”