Mombasa lawmaker on hate speech charges

June 30, 2014 12:27 pm
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Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru freed the lawmaker on a Sh200,000 cash bail or an alternative Sh400,000 bond with a surety of similar amount/FILE
Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru freed the lawmaker on a Sh200,000 cash bail or an alternative Sh400,000 bond with a surety of similar amount/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Mombasa County Woman Representative Mishi Juma was on Monday charged before a Mombasa court with incitement and hate speech.

The hearing for the case was set for October 21 after Mishi denied the charges.

Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru freed the lawmaker on a Sh200,000 cash bail or an alternative Sh400,000 bond with a surety of similar amount.

According to the prosecution, Mishi’s words during this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations in Mombasa amounted to incitement to violence and disobedience of the law contrary to Section 96(1) of the Penal Code.

In the charge sheet, she is quoted as saying: “Kenyans are going to bring revolution for this country. Enough is enough. We are tired as Kenyans. Revolution is with the people. Sovereignty is with the people. Revolution is with the people.”

She is further alleged to have said: “There are two tribes that think they own this country and we want to tell them chuma wanacho.”

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