Thursday, February 28, 2013

UHURU KENYATTA to free 14 people in PRISON for heckling RAILA ODINGA in Embu

Thursday February 28, 2013 - Jubilee Presidential hopeful Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to free 14 suspects facing charges of trying to disrupt Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s rally in Embu.

Speaking in Embu town on Wednesday, Uhuru said the accused were suffering “for no good reason yet they had not been proven guilty.

“The young men should not worry. I have made arrangements with the Governor and the Senator for them to be released today,” Uhuru told a mammoth crowd that had turned up for the rally.

The 14 were arrested for disrupting a CORD rally at Embu Stadium presided over by the coalition’s flag-bearer Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka.

They were accused of heckling speakers and pelting listeners with stones on February 15 rally.

The suspects had initially been released by Senior Magistrate Paul Biwott on a Sh 250,000 bond and a surety of similar amount or Sh 100,000 bail each.

The suspects were unable to pay and applied for a reduction. Biwott reduced it Sh 100,000 bond and a surety of similar amount or Sh 50,000 bail each.

Uhuru said he will help them settle the bond so that they can vote on March 4th.


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