Outspoken comic Eric Omondi and 16 different content material creators have been charged earlier than Milimani Regulation Courts with demonstrating alongside Parliament highway over Excessive value of residing.
The suspects who appeared earlier than Chief Justice of the Peace Lucas Onyina denied one depend of participating in an illegal meeting.
The cost sheet states that “on February 21, 2023 at 1300 hours alongside Parliament Street in Nairobi county, took half on illegal meeting.”
After denying the cost, the accused particular person have utilized to be launched on cheap money bail of no more than Ksh5,000 or private bond.
Their lawyer Danstan Omari instructed courtroom that the accused are content material creators and that intention of the alleged illegal assembly was to push authorities to tame the rising value of residing.
“All these individuals are worldwide content material creators. They went to Parliament to get Parliament to take care of the present value of residing within the nation. I urge the courtroom to take the judicial discover that 6 million Kenyans are on the verge of fasting as per the federal government report, “the lawyer said whereas looking for to have them launched on bail
“The younger males represented 55 million Kenyans to inform Parliament to tame the excessive value of residing within the nation. The state has criminalized this pure heros combating for the entire nation. The folks can not afford meals on their desk. That’s the reason we’re looking for the courtroom to launch them on their private bond or a money bail of Ksh5,000,” Omari instructed the courtroom.
The Justice of the Peace nevertheless ordered every of the accused individuals to be launched on a bond of Ksh20,000 or a money bail of Ksh10,000.
The case might be talked about on March 6, 2023 for pre-trial.