UPDATE: Outspoken ODM MP freed hours after arrest
Suna East Member of Parliament, Junet Mohammed, has been freed on a Ksh 500, 000 bond after denying hate speech and incitement to violence charges.
This comes just hours after Junet was arrested and taken to Homa Bay Police Station where he recorded a statement over allegations of hate speech and incitement to violence.
The vocal ODM MP denied the charges before Homa Bay Law Courts Principal Magistrate, Susan Ndegwa.
Junet is accused of uttering inciting and hatred remarks on July 2, 2017 in Homa Bay Town, that are deemed inflammatory and may lead to violence.
The MP first made the announcement on his twitter account but did not give further details on the arrest.
The case will be heard on the 24th of October.
I am under arrest at Homa bay police station..
— Hon. Junet Mohamed (@JunetMohamed) July 21, 2017
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