Comic Eric Omondi has been arrested at Metropolis Stadium alongside Jogoo Highway, Nairobi, the place he was imagined to distribute maize flour to Kenyans grappling with the excessive price of residing.
Omondi had invited everybody, who plans to accompany him to State Home, to obtain unga.
“Wakenya wenzetu hawana unga. Ni unga tu nilikuwa napeana (my fellow Kenyans don’t have any maize flour. I used to be simply distributing unga),” Omondi instructed the police.
That is the second time the comic is being arrested in Nairobi.
Erick Omondi arraigned
Final week, he was apprehended after main an indication to Parliament over the excessive price of residing.
He was later arraigned on Wednesday, February 22 at Milimani Legislation Courts longside 16 others.
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 acknowledged: “On February 21, 2023 at 1300 hours alongside Parliament Highway in Nairobi county, they took half in illegal meeting.”
After denying the cost, the accused individuals utilized to be launched on cheap money bail of no more than Ksh5,000 or private bond.
Their lawyer Danstan Omari instructed court docket that the accused had been content material creators and that intention of the alleged illegal assembly was to push the federal government to tame the rising price of residing.
“All these individuals are worldwide content material creators. They went to Parliament to get Parliament to cope with the present price of residing within the nation. I urge the court docket to take the judicial discover that six million Kenyans are on the verge of fasting as per the federal government report,” the lawyer acknowledged whereas in search of to have them launched on bail.
He added: “The younger males represented 55 million Kenyans to inform Parliament to tame the excessive price of residing within the nation. The state has criminalized these pure heros combating for the entire nation. The individuals can not afford meals on their tables.
That’s the reason we’re in search of the court docket to launch them on their private bond or a money bail of Ksh5,000,” Omari instructed the court docket.
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 shall be talked about on March 6, 2023, for pre-trial.