Former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama and (right) the charge sheet. PHOTOS | NATIONFormer Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama and (right) the charge sheet. PHOTOS | NATION
By KENFREY KIBERENGE

Kenyans have reacted in shock after former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama was charged with inviting the president and his deputy for a physical fight at Uhuru Park.

“Mimi nataka kumwambia na naalika Uhuru Kenyatta na Mheshimiwa Ruto pale Uhuru Park bila askari na mimi na Orengo tuvae gloves tukutane Uhuru Park tuonyeshe kilicho nyoa kanga manyoya; unatisha Raila kama nani?” Muthama is reported to have said.

The prosecution says the words indicated that it might have been desirable to engage in a physical fight which was calculated to bring death or physical injury to persons.

Johnstone Muthama's charge sheet. PHOTO | COURTESY

Johnstone Muthama’s charge sheet. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mr Muthama spent the Monday night in police cells for hate-speech.

He was released on Monday on a cash bail of Sh300,00 or a bond of Sh500,000 with a Sh1 million surety. He was ordered to handle himself in good conduct pending the trail.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria faces a more serious charge, which cannot be reprinted.

A copy of Muthama’s charge sheet containing the charges that some have slammed as ridiculous has been shared widely on social media.

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