Nakuru Court on Friday Afternoon granted Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi Sh500,000 bail and barred him from addressing a public rally until the hate speech case against him is complete. The MP was also given an alternative of Sh1 million bond to secure his freedom.
Further, he will be required to report to any police station to help in the conclusion of investigations into the case.
High Court Judge Joel Ngugi said the fact that the lawmaker is influential did not warrant his incarceration for an additional 7 days.
“The reason to hold the applicant for 7 days will not risk public order peace and security, what is the logic of his continued detention? This is not rationally related to the risk alleged,” the judge explained.
The judge noted the allegations of assaulting a police officer should have been proved by the injured officers and not by locals or politicians.
Judge Ngugi also said that the ruling to detain the lawmaker was unlawful because the state failed to prove he(Oscar Sudi) was capable of interfering with witnesses.
The lawmaker(Sudi) is charged with hate speech, offensive conduct, resisting arrest, being in unlawful possession of a firearm, and assault of a police officer.