IN PICTURES: Nyong’o among MPs’ supporters ‘blocked’ from accessing court


Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o outside Milimani courts
Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o outside Milimani courts

Hundreds of Jubilee and CORD  supporters thronged the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi where the hate speech case against eight legislators is going on.

Jubilee and Cord coalition supporters outside Milimani courts
Jubilee and CORD coalition supporters outside Milimani Law Courts

The legislators who were taken to Milimani Law Courts at 5:45 am Friday, were being detained at Muthaiga and Pangani police stations and stayed in custody for four days.

Jubilee and Cord coalition supporters outside Milimani courtsJubilee and Cord coalition supporters outside Milimani Law Courts

Among those blocked from accessing the court’s premises was Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o. He was, however, allowed access later.

Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o outside Milimani courts
Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o outside Milimani Law Courts

Security remained tight to shield the supporters from forcefully entering the court premises.

Security heightened at the Milimani Courts in Nairobi
Security heightened at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi

The lawmakers from the Jubilee and Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) include MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), 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 hearing is currently underway.

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