Sigh of relief as MPs facing hate speech charges get bail

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It was a sigh of relief to eight Members of Parliament facing hate speech charges after the high court granted them bail.
The Members of Parliament cooled their heels in the basement cells of Milimani courts as they waited for the court to rule on their bail application.
The MPs Senator Johnstone Muthama, Junet Muhamed, Aisha Jumwa, Florence Mutua, Timothy Bosire, Moses Kuria, Kimani Ngunjiri and Ferdinand Waititu were driven to Milimani court in the wee hours of the morning to avoid confrontation with their supporters.
The MPs have been in police custody for four days, after the high court denied them bell application pending their charges.
At the police station where were being held, security was beefed up with anti riot police offers blocking anyone from accessing the police stations, including family members.
The granted Junet, Aisha, Bosire, Muthama and Mutua released a Ksh1 million bond or Ksh300 cash bail. While Mr Kuria, Mr Waititu and Mr Ngunjiri were released on a Ksh5 million bond or a Ksh3 million cash baili each.
The Cord MPs were represented by a team of lawyers led by John Khaminwa. Others were Cord primcipals Moses Wetanvula and Kalonzo Musyoka, former Law Society of Kenya chairmen Eric Mutua and Okongo Omugeni, among others,

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