Ruaraka hopeful arrested for incitement released on Sh100,000 cash bail

November 16, 2016 2:32 pm
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Jim Clement Ayungo in the dock at the Milimani Law Courts where he was arraigned on Wednesday/CFM
Jim Clement Ayungo in the dock at the Milimani Law Courts where he was arraigned on Wednesday/CFM

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 — Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund board member Jim Clement Ayungo who has also expressed an interest in contesting the Ruaraka Parliamentary seat in the 2017 General Election was on Wednesday released by a Chief Magistrate’s court on a Sh100,000 cash bail.

Ayungo was arrested on Tuesday after a three day search by police following remarks he made in Ruaraka and captured on video went viral on account of their inciteful nature.

In the video, Ayungo is seen encouraging violent acts of protest should Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga fail to clinch the Presidency in 2017.

The police had sought to detain Ayungo for another three days to facilitate further investigation into the video but Principal Magistrate Benson Nzakyo denied their application on the grounds that they had not convincingly presented their case.

“No compelling reasons  have been  given to warrant him remanded.”

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The Court did however direct Ayungo to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as invited.

Ayungo was part of the YEDF board, under the Chairmanship of Bruce Odhiambo, that was most recently disbanded after it emerged that there was a misappropriation of funds.

In March, he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly in relation to an enquiry into the death of a YEDF driver.

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