Tiaty MP William Kamket released on Sh1 million bond

He has been barred from visiting Olmoran without informing the police.

In Summary

• Kamket who was charged with subversion has been in police custody since September 14 awaiting the bond ruling.

• The case will be mentioned on October 4, before Chief Magistrate Lillian Arika.

Tiaty MP William Kamket.
Tiaty MP William Kamket.
Image: JAMES MUNYUA

Tiaty MP William Kamket has been released on Sh1 million bond with a surety of a similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh800,000.

While making the ruling, Nakuru Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Usui granted the MP freedom and issued orders restraining him from intimidating or contacting witnesses identified by the police as well as discussing or making statements relating to the matter pending hearing and determination of the case.

The court has also barred Kamket from visiting areas of Olmoran and Amaya without informing the police.

Kamket who was charged with subversion has been in police custody since September 14 awaiting the bond ruling.

He was charged that on July 16 at Amaya area of Tiaty in Baringo during a meeting, he unlawfully and willfully uttered words, 'Tumeongea na ndugu yangu Mathew na tumeskizana ya kwamba tutafagia Laikipia Nature Conservancy kwa msaada ya watu wake, halafu nasi tuwasaidie pande ile ingine ya Olmoran. Hatuwezi ishi kwetu kama squatters

According to the state counsel Alloys Memo, the words uttered were intended to promote ethnic profiling designed to undermine the authority of the government in the area.

He added that the Tiaty MP intended to stir feelings of hatred between different communities in the Olmoran area.

The MP however denied the charges and through his lawyer, Kipkoech Ngetich, pleaded with the Court to grant him bond.

Kamket lawyer Kipkoech Ngetich has said that his client is happy because the rule of law has been applied by the court and it is a win for justice.

However, on the issue of the security of Kamket, Kipkoech has intimated that he will make a formal application to the court tomorrow so that the Inspector General of Police can beef up security for the MP.

The case will be mentioned on October 4, before Chief Magistrate Lillian Arika.

On Wednesday, the MP was taken to Nakuru Provincial General Hospital, Annex wing for treatment after he fell sick while in custody.