Jaguar denies incitement to violence charges, freed on Ksh.500K bail


Jaguar denies incitement to violence charges, freed on Ksh.500K bail

Starehe MP Charles Njagua aka Jaguar was on Wednesday arraigned in court and pleaded not guilty to one charge of incitement to violence.

The Prosecution did not object to the MP’s request for bail only saying that the court should consider authorities to bail and bond.

“The accused person is an MP and we so believe that court will put in appropriate bail terms,” State Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu said.

However through his lawyer Dancan Okatch, Jaguar urged the court not to consider the authorities.

The advocate remained adamant that the MP would not abscond and should be granted free bond.

Kangata who is also on the Defence team pleaded that the court consider that Jaguar is facing one charge, did not resist any arrest and has been in custody for more than five days.

In his response, Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said they have considered the submissions by the parties and the authorities are not useful for this determination.

“The accused is an MP. He has pleaded not guilty….if proved to be true then they mean to be bad …and as an MP he is supposed to unite people…once a foreigner has all the requisite documents they are protected by the law,” he said.

The Magistrate further noted that such remarks against foreigners portray a bad image to a country and if indeed Jaguar perceived that people are in the country illegally, he can use the proper mechanism.

He directed that the MP be released on Ksh.500,00 cash bail on condition that he desist from using detrimental language.

The case will be mentioned on July 17, this year.

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