Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been injured after he was beaten up by police at a road block along the Eldoret-Nakuru road.

The incident has caused angry residents to block the highway causing a major traffic bottleneck in the area.

The MP says he was stopped for over speeding but he tried to explain himself three officers forced one of them to enter his car. A scuffle ensued during which the MP was injured on the chest and legs.

Police fired bullets as they tried to keep away angry crowds. Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Mohammed and senior police officers are in the area to calm down the situation and reopen the busy highway.