David Manyara faces hate speech charges

Ex-Nakuru Town MP David Manyara addresses the party's supporters at their offices in Nakuru on September 4, 2017. He is facing hate speech charges. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Former Nakuru Town Member of Parliament David Manyara has been charged before a Nakuru court with incitement to violence.

Mr Manyara, who is also the Jubilee Party chairman for Nakuru County, is accused of uttering words aimed at stirring ethnic violence between Kenyan communities.

According to the prosecution he made the remarks during a demonstration conducted by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s supporters in Nakuru last week over the Supreme Court verdict that nullified the Head of State’s victory in the August 8 General Election.

He appeared before Chief magistrate Benard Mararo.

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