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Eight MPs charged with incitement amid tight security – PHOTOS

The eight Jubilee and Cord legislators accused of hate speech have been charged with incitement to violence.

The legislators were arraigned in court on Friday morning where each was charged.

PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH
PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH

The eight are Senator Johnson Muthama (Machakos), MPs Junet Mohammed (Suna East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi), Florence Mutua (Busia), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete).

PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH
PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH

The legislators could be slapped with additional and more concrete charges when they appear in court, according to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

NCIC chairman Francis ole Kaparo has said the body would also “vehemently” oppose bail for the MPs, who have since Tuesday been in custody, with a magistrate and a judge refusing to grant them bail.

PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH
PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH

There is heavy police presence at the court precincts as supporters of the leaders troop in.

Arrangements at the court to have the leaders presented before a judge are being finalised.

PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH
PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH

The leaders’ spouses have already arrived at the court chambers.