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Otiende Amollo now calls for unconditional release of Ambira eight

The eight Ambira Boys High School students when they appeared before a resident Magistrate court in Ukwala, Siaya county on November 26, 2018. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA
The eight Ambira Boys High School students when they appeared before a resident Magistrate court in Ukwala, Siaya county on November 26, 2018. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA
Otiende's sentiments come a few days after the boys appeared before Resident Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo at Ukwala Law Court.

Rarieda Member of Parliament, Otiende Amollo, is now calling for the unconditional release of the eight students from Ambira Boys High School who filmed themselves hurling insults at Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and her Interior counterpart Fred Mataing’i.

In the video, the students also brag about cheating in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

BAD BEHAVIOUR

The highly respected lawyer, is best remembered for the key role he played in Nasa’s successful petition at the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta election victory of August 8, 2017.

“I cannot fathom what offence they could possibly be charged with. Bad behaviour and ill manners is not a crime,” said Otiende, in whose constituency the school is located, posted on Twitter.

Otiende’s sentiments come a few days after the boys appeared before Resident Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo at Ukwala Law Court.

PROSECUTION

They, however, were not allowed to take a plea even as the prosecution requested for seven more days to conclude investigations.

Otiende’s viewpoint however sharply differs with that of President Kenyatta, who stated that the boys were ‘where they are supposed to be’.

At the same time, top city lawyer Nelson Havi has offered to represent the eight students ahead of the case mention on December 3.

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DAVID KWALIMWA

DAVID KWALIMWA

David Kwalimwa is a journalist with a great bias for sporting events and current affairs. He studied Information Technology at Kampala International University. He’s experience in journalism includes covering Kenya’s General Elections in 2013 and 2017, two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, the FIVB Grand Prix in Mexico and Croatia, and Women’s Volleyball World Cup.



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