Senator Samson Cherargei freed on Sh300,000 cash bail after denying two incitement charges.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei was freed on a Sh300,000 cash bail on Tuesday after denying two incitement to violence charges.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had arrested the lawmaker earlier in the day, months after he was freed on a personal bond over hate remarks.

Cherargei had been arrested over the same incident in August and freed on August 20.

The prosecution said they were not opposed to Cherargei being released on bail, but urged the court to bar him from commenting on the matter.

Cherargei’s lawyer, Kiprotich Sigei, urged the court to free his client on lenient bail terms because, according to him, Cherargei cooperated with law enforcement officers during his arrest.

Magistrate Andayi directed that should Cherargei fail to raise the set bail before the close of business, then the senator can be freed upon producing two contact persons, whose identity documents will remain with the court until he posts bail.

The magistrate said he understood that by the time Cherargei was being freed on bail, some commercial banks had already closed their doors for customers.

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