Wajir East MP released on Ksh 100,000 bond

Embattled Wajir East Member Parliament Rashid Kassim Amin has been set free almost 24 hours after he was thrown behind bars.

`The lawmaker who is accused of assaulting Wajir woman MP Fatima Gedi at parliament buildings on Thursday denied the attack claims and was released on a bond of 100,000 shillings.

In his charge sheet, Kassim is said to have willfully and unlawfully assaulted fellow lawmaker and Woman MP Fatuma Gedi occasioning actual bodily harm.

The incident drew anger from women MPs who altogether staged a mass walkout from National Assembly ahead of the budget speech.

While denying claims that he assaulted Gedi, Kassim urged the court to release him on bail citing need for medication.

His prayers were heard and was released on a 100,000 shillings bond awaiting the hearing of his case on the 6th of August 2019.

In the meantime, Nairobi county Governor Mike Sonko has sued Radio Africa group over an article published in the Star newspaper implying alteration of his prison sentence in 2002 over his health status.

In the petition, Sonko attached his HIV test results showing that he indded is HIV negative even as he accused publication of malice.

Through lawyer, Cecil Miller, the Nairobi governor wants an apology from the star as the article caused him character assassination and damage to reputation.

Sonko instituted legal proceedings against the star even as Former Kenya Reinsurance finance director John Faustin Kinyua was jailed for 3 years for fraudulent acquisition of public property.

Anti-corruption court magistrate Felix Kombo found the Ex-Finance alongside businesswoman Mary Nganga Kimingi guilty in the sale of a Kenya Re house to a company known as Rockhound Properties.

Finally, Former Nyeri Magistrate Pauline Chesang who is accused in the murder of lawyer Robert Chesang has been released.

Chesang was set free alongside four others linked to the murder on a Ksh.500,000 cash bail with two sureties of 1 million shillings.

Prior to their release, Judge George Odunga the five to surrender their travel documents in court even as they were warned against intimidating witnesses in the case.

The former Magistrate, three security officers and a driver were thrown behind bars in February after being linked to the murder of lawyer Robert Chesang.


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