Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi appears in court facing hate speech charges

  • | Citizen TV
    The prosecution has dropped three charges leveled against Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi and upheld 3 charges. Sudi was charged with 2 counts of hate speech and one of offensive conduct, charges he denied before senior principle magistrate Lilian Arika. However the charge sheet presented before court today omitted three counts of resisting arrest, unlawful possession of firearms and assault of a police officer as stated in a previous application. Through his lawyers Sudi made an application to the court to allow him to address political gatherings ,a request that the prosecution opposed . Senior Principle Magistrate Lilian Arika extended the orders given by Judge Joel Ngugi on Friday barring the legislator from addressing political gatherings pending a pre- trial hearing on the 6th of October. Oscar Sudi was set free on bond with the 500,000 shillings cash bail he posted in the high court on Friday was transferred to the Plea Court . The lawmaker is accused of making utterances allegedly targeting Mama Ngina Kenyatta on the 7th of September.