MP Waititu freed on Sh1m cash bail
Posted Friday, September 28 2012 at 11:09
- Senior principal magistrate Paul Biwott ordered Mr Waititu to report to the Kayole Police Station every Monday.
- The magistrate also ruled that the prosecution can prefer more charges including murder against the MP.
Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu has been released on a one million shilling cash bail.
Senior principal magistrate Paul Biwott ordered Mr Waititu to report to the Kayole Police Station every Monday.
The magistrate also ruled that the prosecution can prefer more charges including murder against the MP.
On Thursday, Mr Waititu denied two counts of incitement to violence and was detained at the Kileleshwa Police Station.
President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga suspended Mr Waititu from his government position of Water assistant minister following the charges.
“Following charges in court against the Hon Ferdinand Waititu, President Kibaki after consultations with Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked the Hon Waititu to step aside as an assistant minister pending the outcome of the case,” read a Presidential Press statement.
The embattled MP is also being investigated for murder.
State counsel Lilian Obuo told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko wanted additional murder, assault and property damage charges preferred against the MP.
"Mr Tobiko has ordered the police to probe the MP for the murder of two people in Nairobi’s Kayole estate, shortly after the MP uttered inflammatory remarks against the Maasai community,” Ms Obuo stated, adding that the MP would face the additional charges after investigations.
The case will come up for hearing on November 27.