Court detains Cord, Jubilee politicians in hate speech probe.


Kimani Ngunjiri, Moses Kuria, Ferdinand Waititu, Timothy Bosire, Junet Mohammed, and Johnstone Muthama when they appeared before Milimani court on June 14, 2016 after they were arrested over alleged hate speech and incitement to violence.

Eight politicians from the Jubilee and Cord coalitions arrested over alleged hate speech and incitement to violence have been detained for four days pending investigations.They will be detained at Kilimani, Gigiri, Pangani, Kileleshwa, Muthangari and Muthaiga police stations untill Friday after a court upheld an affidavit sworn by the case investigating officer Sergeant Gilbert Kitalia who had sought the extended custodial order. The court ruled that the rights of the politicians are outweighed by public interest and national security in this case.The court had been compelled to detain the politicians to reign in rising political temperatures in the country. The prosecution said the country is on the precipice of election related violence and some leaders have been on the offensive of intensified incitement.The eight are Members of Parliament Moses Kuria (Gatundu) Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Kimani Ngunjiri (Nakuru East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, Busia Women Rep Florence Mutua and her Mombasa counterpart Aisha Jumwa.They are will be detained by until Friday .


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