Jubilee MP Falls Sick During Hate Speech Hearing

Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri was on Friday allowed to leave the courtroom after falling ill.

Ngunjiri was led out to get fresh air after a lawyer told the court that the lawmaker was unwell owing to the chilling floor at the cells.

The court proceedings were temporarily halted as Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale moved to help the Jubilee MP remove his coat.

Ngunjiri, who allegedly called for the eviction of Luo community members from Nakuru, is set to be charged alongside seven other legislators over hateful remarks.

"Walifanya demonstrations wakachoma nyumba ya mkikuyu na ya neighbours... kama ni namna hivyo hata wajaluo wahame hapa... wahame...wameharibu mali ya watu wetu."  (They demonstrated, burnt houses belonging to Kikuyus and neighbours.. if it is so, members of the Luo community should also leave this area. let them leave.. they have destroyed our property), Ngunjiri stated while addressing a charged group of youths in Nakuru during a visit by Opposition leader Raila Odinga.  

The Nakuru lawmaker is alleged to have incited the youths not to allow Mr Odinga hold a meeting in the county. 

The Bahati MP is among seven other legislators who were arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts for uttering remarks that were deemed inflammatory.

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Ngunjiri was arrested on Tuesday alongside Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi Women Rep), Florence Mutua (Busia Women Rep) and Senator Johnstone Muthama (Machakos).

The Legislators were being detained at Pangani and Muthaiga Police Stations.





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