Governor arraigned on incitement charges
26 June 2015, 08:06
Kakamega - Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya on Thursday appeared before a Kakamega court to answer to charges of incitement to violence.
It is alleged that Oparanya said: “Kimila lazima ifanyike. Boma itandazwe. (Tradition must be adhered to. The home must be flattened)," during a funeral in Butere on April 24 last year.
Oparanya’s words allegedly made the mourners to burn the homes of Wilsham Abong’o, Emily and George Malele and Linnet Okutoyi who died.
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Appearing before senior Principal Magistrate Samuel Wahome, Oparanya denied charges and was released on cash bail of KES 200 000.
The case was adjourned until July 28 when it will be heard.
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