Embattled Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has been released on Sh50,000 cash bail.
Cherargei was arrested by plain clothes detectives on Tuesday morning at his residence for alleged hate speech.
The senator was reported to have issued “inflammatory” statements on August 21 while attending a funeral service in the region.
The detectives pounded on him on Tuesday and took him to record statement and was booked to spend a night at kisumu central police station.
However, he had a sigh of relieve after his Governor Stephen Sang bailed him out.
Cherargei is expected to appear in court on Wednesday to answer charges of making inflammatory utterances.
After his arrest, a section of leaders from north rift region condemned his arrest saying the investigators were biased.
“I want to ask DCI (Directorate of Criminal Investigations) George Kinoti not to be selective at how he discharges his mandate,” wrote Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on his social media pages.
He said it was unfair for the senator to be arrested when other suspects who issued similar statements in the past walked free.