Comedian Eric Omondi and 16 others, have been charged before Milimani Law courts with demonstrating along Parliament road over high cost living.
The suspects who appeared before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina, denied taking part in an unlawful assembly.
The suspects were charged on the count that ‘on February 21, 2023 at 1300hrs along parliament road in Nairobi county took part on unlawful assembly.’
The accused denied the charges presented against them and would be released on reasonable cash bail of not more than Ksh.5000 or personal bond.
Their lawyer Danstan Omari, told court that the accused are content creators and that their intention of the alleged unlawful meeting was to push government to tame the rising of cost of living.
“All these persons are international content creators. They went to parliament to get parliament to deal with the current cost of living in the country. I urge the court to take the judicial notice that 6 million Kenyans are on the verge of fasting as per the government report. The lawyer stated while seeking to have them released on bail.”
“The young men represented 55 million Kenyans to tell Parliament to tame the high cost of living in the country. The state has criminalized this natural heroes fighting for the whole country. The people cannot afford on their table. That is why we are seeking the court to release them on their persona bond or a cash bail of Ksh5000,”Omari told the court
The magistrate ordered the accused persons to be released on a bond of Ksh20,000.
The comedian was arrested for leading protests in the streets of Nairobi.
Omondi staged demonstrations outside parliament building on Tuesday, over what he termed as the high cost of living.