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Governor William Kabogo pleads not guilty to ethnic contempt

By CYRUS OMBATI | August 5th 2016
Kiambu Governor William Kabogo

Nairobi, Kenya: Kiambu Governor William Kabogo was Friday released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 or bond of Sh500,000 after he pleaded not guilty to ethnic contempt charges.

Kabogo appeared before magistrate Martha Mutuku.

The prosecution alleges On November 25, 2015, made a statement meant to incite feelings of hatred against communities that do not embrace male circumcision. He is accused of making the statement at Thika Stadium.

An application to have him released on a free bond was opposed by the prosecution saying it is not in the interest of justice if he is released on free bond.

The defense argued that Kabogo has obeyed the court summons and therefore should be released on free bail adding that he is ready to abide by any conditions given by the court.

Summons to appear in court to take the plea were issued two weeks ago by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo.

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