Oscar Sudi contests detention, released on KShs 500,000 cash bail

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been released on a cash bail of KShs 500,000.00 with an alternative bond of KShs 1 million by a Nakuru court.

Sudi on Thursday went to the High Court contesting the decision to hold him at the Nakuru Central Police Station for a further seven days.

Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josphat Kalo had ruled that he be detain until Wednesday next week to allow police to complete investigations into hate speech and incitement claims.

Appearing before High Court Judge Joel Ngugi, the MP promised that he will not utter any inciting words before probe into his case is over.

NELSON HAVI’S REQUEST

Through his lawyers led by Nelson Havi, he requested Justice Ngugi to release him on reasonable bail terms.

Havi said there were no grounds to further hold their client.

He urged the court to release him on a free bond.

The prosecution on the other hand maintained that Sudi has a profound influence ‘on the ground’ and would interfere with investigations.

It urged the High Court to impose tough conditions in the event he is released on bond specifically barring him from issuing an inciting statement.

The lower court had earlier this week ordered for Sudi’s detention until next week Wednesday on grounds that his custody would ensure public order, peace, and security.

However, in his application before the High Court, Sudi said his detention was unconstitutional and a denial of his fundamental rights to liberty and fair hearing.


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Lynn is a News Writer and Contributor for Kenya Peoples Assembly News (KPA - News, and The Africa Media Group LLC (T-AMG). Lynn covers Kenyan News, from politics, to court issues, life stories, arts and entertainment, investigations, health, outdoors and travel. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism from MOI University. When she's not busy writing or editing, she enjoys travelling, socializing, singing and lounging on the couch watching the latest Netflix documentary.