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Oscar Sudi freed but slapped with 3 tough conditions, leaving him grounded

Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has slapped with three tough conditions when being released from police custody.

Sudi who spent 5 days in police custody after surrendering to the police on Sunday was released on a Ksh. 500,000 cash bail, a bond of Ksh.1 or a surety of the same amount but slapped with tough bail terms.

The vocal TangaTanga MP has been barred from holding any political rallies or making any public statements or proclamations as part of the terms of his release.

He will also be required to report to any police station to help in the conclusion of investigations into the case in which he made controversial remarks.

In a ruling delivered today by High Court Judge Joel Ngugi, the judge maintained that the fact that the MP is influential did not warrant his incarceration for an additional 7 days as earlier ordered.

“The reason to hold the applicant for 7 days will not risk public order peace and security, what is the logic of his continued detention? This is not rationally related to the risk alleged,” the judge explained.

“The logic to detain an individual over risk to public order peace and security has been substituted by an opposite that everyone is innocent until proven guilt,” said Judge Ngugi.

The judge faulted the earlier decision to detail the lawmaker for an additional 7 days, noting that the prosecution had failed to prove that the MP will interfere with witnesses if freed.

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