Emurua Dikir MP Johana Ng’eno was on Thursday, September 10 released on a Sh1 million cash bail or an alternative of Sh2 million bond or surety of the same amount.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Usui from GK Prison, Nakuru Remand via zoom link, the MP denied hate speech charges.
The prosecution side was opposed to granting bail, arguing that the MP would influence witnesses, an assertion the court declined.
Ng’eno was arrested for uttering statements, DCI says, intended to stir up ethnic animosity amongst different communities residing within Trans Mara area on Saturday 5th September 2020.
The DPP said that he is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to initiate the prosecution of the MP under the National Cohesion and Integration Act,2008 and the Penal Code, cap 63, Laws of Kenya.
Noordin has said based on the evidence, applicable laws, and the National prosecution Policy, he has directed that criminal charges be preferred against the MP for hate speech.
“The office of the DPP takes serious actions of contravention of the law by leaders and more so in areas susceptible to ethnic violence. Kenyans are advised to resist and report any attempts to breach our peaceful co-existence,” tweeted the DCI.