Hate speech MP's released, Kuria, Waititu on KES 5 million bond
17 June 2016, 18:00
Nairobi - The eight MPs and politicians arrested for hate speech allegations have been released on bond by a Nairobi court.
The politicians were released after their defence teams successfully argued that they did not pose any threat to the public while out on bail.
MPs Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu, who are repeat offenders were released on a KES 5 million bond each or an equivalent cash bail of KES 2 million.
On the other hand, the other MPs, Kimani Ngunjiri, Junet Mohammed, Aisha Jomvu, Florence Mutua and Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama were handed a KES 2 million bond or a cash bail of KES 300,000.
They will be expected to cooperate fully with Police and court officials when required to, they were told.
The bond was the culmination of a week long stay in police custody by the politicians who were picked up Monday and have spent the duration of the week behind bars.