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MP Oscar Sudi Released On Sh500,000 Cash Bail

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Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been freed on Sh500,000 cash bail with an alternative of Sh1 million bond.

Appearing before Justice Joel Ngugi for the inter parte hearing of his review application on Friday, the legislator promised not to utter inciting remarks until the police complete the probe into the hate speech case.

His lawyer, Nelson Havi told the court that there was no reason to keep his client detained.

But the prosecution argued that the lawmaker was an individual of great influence and could interfere with investigations should he be released.

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Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi in Court. [Courtesy]
Read: Oscar Sudi Appeals Against 7-Day Detention Order

On Thursday while appealing a decision to have him detained for 7 days, Sudi asked to be released on reasonable bail or bond.

“The applicant prays that pending hearing and determination of this application inter partes, the court be pleased to admit Mr Oscar Sudi to bail and or bond on such reasonable terms that the court may deem fit,” read the application.

Sudi in his supporting affidavit said he is ready to abide by bail terms set by the court.

On Wednesday, prosecution filed a miscellaneous application in which they sought to have the fiery legislator held for 14 days pending investigations.

Read Also: Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi To Remain In Custody For 7 More Days

According to the state counsel, Sudi’s remarks were likely to disturb public order and peace.

“It was submitted that the respondent made certain utterances that the prosecution says amount to hate speech and which triggered demonstrations against Sudi and his release from custody at this moment disturb public order, peace and security,” prosecution said.

Sudi was on Tuesday charged with hate speech, offensive conduct, resisting arrest, being in unlawful possession of a firearm and assault of a police officer.

 

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