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Court Reinstates MP Oscar Sudi’s Bodyguards

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A Nakuru Court has directed Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to reinstall Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi’s security detail.

The legislator had filed an application before the Nakuru Senior Resident Magistrate’s court seeking the reinstatement of his bodyguards.

Sudi claimed that his life was in danger, arguing that the move had prejudged him before he was tried in court.

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi presented in a Nakuru court on September 14, 2020. /CITIZEN DIGITAL

The order comes just a day after the vocal legislator pleaded not guilty to two counts of Hate Speech and Offensive Conduct.

His defense had argued in court that the withdrawal of his security was an affront to justice as suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi was on Wednesday,  September 23 charged with three counts of hate speech and offensive conduct and set free on Ksh500,000 cash bail.

Sudi was charged with two 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 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, barring the legislator from addressing political gatherings pending a pre- trial hearing on Monday, October 6.

Police officers and some residents outside the home of Kapseret MP during a raid by security officers who were sent to arrest him on September 12. /THE STAR

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