Kilifi South MP Chonga, County Speaker Mwambire to spend the weekend in cell

Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga after he was arrested in Mtwapa.[Joakim Bwana,Standard]

Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga and Kilifi County Speaker Teddy Mwambire will spend the weekend in police cells.

Magistrate Martha Mutuku deferred their bail application ruling to Monday ordering that Chonga, Mwambire and two others be detained at Port Police Station.

The two were charged alongside Victor Katana and Patrick Chiro Charo.

This is despite the lawyers representing them assuring the court that they will appear on Monday if granted bail.

Mombasa governor Abdulswamad Sharrif Nassir also pledged to produce them to court on Monday if they were to be granted bail.

Magistrate Mutuku however refused to release them saying she will make her ruling on Monday, July 24.

They were arrested on Wednesday, July 19, morning alongside other people as they prepared to take to the streets of Mtwapa Town in Kilifi as part of the nationwide Azimio protests.

They were represented by Mombasa Senator Mohammed Faki, Dunstan Omari, Cliff Ombeta, Jared Magolo, Maurice Kilonzo, Fa'inayan Omari, and Maurice Kilonzo.