Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno freed on a Ksh.1M cash bail or a bond of Ksh.2M
Emurua Dikirr Member of Parliament Johana Ng’eno has been freed on a bond of Ksh.2M, a surety of the same amount or an alternative cash bail of Ksh.1million.
Ng’eno appeared before Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Usui from the GK Prison, Nakuru Remand, via a zoom link on Thursday.
The prosecution had opposed the granting of bail, arguing that the MP was likely to influence witnesses or members of the public upon his release.
However, the Magistrate averred that the prosecution had not raised convincing grounds to have the MP denied bail.
While granting him bail, the court also forbade the legislator from making utterances that may cause a breach of peace.
His case will be mentioned on Monday, October 12.
The MP is facing Hate Speech charges contrary to section 13 of the National Cohesion and Intergration Act 2008 and offensive conduct conducive to breaches of peace contrary to section 94 of the penal code.
He was arrested on Monday from his home in Narok a day after he made utterances against President Uhuru and his family.
Consequently, he was expelled from KANU and asked to seek fresh mandate from the people, with KANU’s Secretary General Nick Salat saying the people of Emurua will have to chose between peace and anarchy.