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Cherargei freed on Sh0.3m cash bail in incitement case

By Nancy Gitonga
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Nandi County Senator Samson Kiprotich Cherargei

A Milimani court on Tuesday released Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei on a Sh 300,000 cash bail after denying contempt and incitement to violence charges.

Cherargei will, however, not spend the night in police custody as the court has released him on condition that he provides two contact persons.

The Senator, therefore, has until Wednesday noon to deposit the cash bail.

"I have considered that the accused person has been charged at a time when most banks have been closed…he should therefore deposit his cash bail by tomorrow noon," Chief magistrate Francis Andayi ruled.

Nandi Senator Cherargei has been charged with ethnic contempt of the national cohesion and integration act.

"Hii Kenya sisi si squatters, na wakitaka hii Kenya tutakanyagana mpaka wajue hawajui ama tufunge hii Kenya (we are not squatters in this Kenya and if they want we will step on each other in this Kenya until they know they actually don't know or we close down this country )," the Senator said.

He said to have the remarks while addressing a public gathering during a fundraiser for Kilibwoni football club.

The court heard that the words said by the senator were calculated to stir ethnic hatred by the Kalenjin community against other Kenyan communities.

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