Why MP Obiri can now relax and enjoy his Christmas holiday

It’s a sigh of relief for Bobasi Member of Parliament, Innocent Obiri after the hearing of his case was postponed to February 2019.

The Member of Parliament who was facing incitement charges appeared in court today before Senior Resident Magistrate, Nathan Shiundu. However, the case did not proceed after his lawyer failed to show up in court.


His defense lawyer Lazarus Mose, who was holding brief for Senior counsel Okong’o Mogeni asked for adjournment of the court session saying that Mogeni’s vehicle had broken down and could therefore not make it for the court session.

In the incitement case, Mr. Obiri was charged on May 6, 2018 at Masongo area in Kisii County when he uttered words meant to incite local residents against quarry workers. The MP was accused of storming into a private quarry in Bobasi and demanding that they shut down their machines.

He claimed that the machines were causing cracks on nearby buildings.The MP was also accused of beating up the staff at the quarry and assaulting the site manager. A few hours after Obiri left the quarry, it was raided and one of the trucks was burnt down an incident that was linked to him.

The MP denied the charges when he was first arraigned in court and was released on a cash bail of Ksh. 50,000.

The case will now be heard on February 18, 2019. The MP is facing charges of offences of assault, causing bodily harm and malicious damage to property.


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