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June 19, 2018

Millie Odhiambo's PA charged with insulting Rangwe MP Lilian Gogo on facebook

Derricks Ochieng Ogayo at a Milimani court on Wednesday, March 14 where he was charged with published words insulting Rangwe MP Lilian Gogo. 
PHOTO/COLLINS KWEYU
Derricks Ochieng Ogayo at a Milimani court on Wednesday, March 14 where he was charged with published words insulting Rangwe MP Lilian Gogo. PHOTO/COLLINS KWEYU

Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo's personal assistant Derrick Ochieng was on Wednesday charged with insulting Rangwe legislature Lilian Gogo on her Facebook account.

Ochieng who is also a city freelance journalist appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and denied the charges.

He is accused of committing the offence on diverse dates between February 1 and March 10, 2018.

According to the charge sheet, Ochieng jointly with others not before the court, by use of print, digital and electronic means published and broadcasted insults to the facebook account of MP Gogo that read as follow;

 "You are a thief and not worth being an MP for Rangwe constituency, with intent to insult, cause fear and alarm to the people of Rangwe in Homa Bay county and the general public".

The accused said the charges against him are meant to intimidate him in his line of duty.

He urged the court to grant him lenient cash bail saying that he is a father of three siblings who depend on him.

The magistrate, however, ordered him to be released on a cash bail of Sh50,000 pending the hearing of the case on April 11.

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