The Star (Nairobi)

22 January 2013

Kenya: Court Issues Waititu With Gag Order On Hate Speech Case

Photo: Capital FM
Police have been issued with new recording gadgets to monitor hate propagators (file photo).

A Nairobi court has warned Embakassi Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu against discussing details of a case in which he is accused of hate speech in public.

Waititu is accused of making utterances on September 24 of last year in his Embakasi constituency that were calculated to bring violence to the Maasai community working in Kayole, after a violent confrontation between street boys and watchmen. Two people were killed in the ensuing violence.

Ferdinand Waititu will be contesting the seat for Nairobi governor on a TNA ticket in the March 4 General Elections. A ruling on the hate speech case will be delivered on April 4.

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