Court acquits Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu of incitement charges

Court acquits Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu of incitement charges

The court has acquitted Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu of incitement to violence charges over statements he allegedly uttered in the year 2012 in Kayole.

This was after Resident Magistrate Joyce Gandani ruled that the prosecution failed to prove its case against the legislator.

The then Embakasi MP was accused of inciting Kayole residents during protests over the killing of a street boy. Waititu demanded that all members of the Maasai community leave the area after the killing of the boy.

Residents claim the boy was murdered by two Maasai watchmen who accused him of stealing a chicken.

After his remarks, residents staged demonstrations attacking watchmen and Masaai tradesmen and looting and damaging property. Two watchmen were killed in the rampage.

The court ruled that there was no direct evidence linking Waititu to the murder of the two guards.