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Wednesday, 15 June 2016
No bail for CORD MPs detained over hate speech - court
– High Court has declined to release five CORD MPs, detained over hate speech allegations, on bail
– Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua and her Kilifi counterpart Aisha Jumwa were detained on Tuesday, June 14
– The five MPs will have to spend more nights in police cells until Friday, June 17, when their cases will be mentioned
Opposition legislators detained over hate speech allegations will have to spend more nights in police cells after court denied them bail.
The detained lawmakers are: Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua and her Kilifi counterpart Aisha Jumwa.
His counterpart, Waititu, is also said to have called for the forceful circumcision of members of the Luo community living in Nairobi.
On Saturday, June 11, Ngunjiri apparently wanted members of the Luos and other supporters of Raila evicted from Nakuru and its environs.
ODM MPs Junet Mohamed, Timothy Bosire and Aisha Jumwa during the Monday, June 13, press conference. Image: Facebook/ODM Alert
Their statements prompted ODM leaders; Junet, Bosire and Aisha Jumwa, to issue a joint statement threatening to mobilise their supporters to ‘defend themselves’ if Kuria, Waititu and Ngunjiri were not arrested.
CORD leaders once again accused police of lack of objectivity in handling the matter.