Khalwale faces charges for participating in anti-IEBC protests
A Kakamega Court has ruled that Senator Bonny Khalwale and his bodyguard Washington Mzozo will face charges for participating in ‘illegal’ anti-IEBC protests two weeks ago in the area.
Kakamega Senior Principal Magistrate Samuel Wahome said Khalwale and his bodyguard will take plea on June 10th, 2016.
The two are accused of rioting after proclamation.
The charge, “rioting after proclamation contrary to Section 83 of the Penal Code” attracts a life sentence, if convicted.
Khalwale’s lawyers, led by CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula, had applied for dropping of the charge, which they claimed was last used in 1952 by the colonial government against Mau Mau fighters.
Speaking after the court ruling, Wetangula stated that the move to charge Khalwale is a ploy to silence CORD leaders in their push for the disbandment of IEBC.
This comes just two days after CORD leaders threatened to resume street protests on Monday if the Jubilee government does not invite dialogue on issues being raised about the electoral body.
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