MP ‘falls ill’ during hate speech case hearing

MP 'falls ill' during hate speech case hearing

A court session at the Milimani Law Courts was temporarily halted after one of the eight legislators accused of hate speech claimed he was feeling unwell.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri was taken out of the courtroom for fresh air after he informed the court that he had developed a fever and was almost fainting.

However, the court session continued after the presiding magistrate allowed him to be taken out for fresh air.

Kimani was arrested on Tuesday along seven other legislators including Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), 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) over allegations of hate speech.

The eight legislators were taken to Milimani Law Courts at 5:45am Friday.

The MPs were being detained at Pangani and Muthaiga police stations from Tuesday after they were arrested for allegedly making statements deemed inciteful or bordering hate speech.

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Story By Koome Kimonye
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