Starehe Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Charles Njagua has been freed on a Ksh 500,000 cash bail.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, Hon. Charles Njagua pleaded not guilty to the charge of incitement of violence.
The prosecution team led by Lawyer Duncan Ondimu did not however oppose the MP’s proposal for bail hearing.
He further told the court that they will put appropriate bail terms for Starehe MP Jaguar.
Through his lawyer, the court was assured that the legislator will abide by the bail terms and he will not abscond any hearing.
In addition to that, the defense team convinced the Court that Jaguar did not resist any arrest, faces only one charge and that he has been in custody for the last five days.
Upon reviewing submissions by both parties, the Court said that as an MP has a duty to unite all people and that all foreigners in the country legally are protected by the law.
In addition to that Chief Magistrate Andayi said that if indeed Jaguar perceives that the foreigners are in the country illegally, he should use a proper mechanism.
He then directed that the MP to be released on a Ksh 500,000 cash bail on condition that he desist from using defamatory remarks.
Hon. Charles Njagua downplayed his sentiments upon realizing the damage done by saying “My sentiments echoed yesterday with a directive to C.S Matiang’i was meant for the Chinese who have invaded our markets making businesses almost unbearable bearing for our citizens.I am not against any regional unions that are meant to promote both local and regional trade.”
The case will be mention on July 17th this year.