Court dismisses hate speech case against Muthama

July 28, 2016 11:47 am
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Muthama had contested the charges, saying he was not at a meeting in Nairobi where he is accused to have made inflammatory remarks/FILE
Muthama had contested the charges, saying he was not at a meeting in Nairobi where he is accused to have made inflammatory remarks/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 – A Nairobi court has terminated hate speech charges against Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama in the ‘Pangani Six’ case.

Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo ruled that Muthama was arbitrarily arrested and charged.

While terminating the charges, the magistrate termed his prosecution as an abuse of the court process.

Muthama had contested the charges, saying he was not at a meeting in Nairobi where he is accused to have made inflammatory remarks.

He was arrested and locked up at the Pangani Police station alongside five other MPs.

Those detained with him were Moses Kuria of Gatundu South, Ferdinand Waititu, Kimani Ngunjiri, Junet Mohammed and Timothy Bosire.

Also arrested on June 15 were two female legislators, Aisha Jumwa and Florence Mutua.

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