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Speaker implicated in Njoro clashes

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Five suspects who are among 17 that were arrested over the weekend in connection with tribal clashes in Nessuit Njoro have been charged before a Nakuru court.

Nakuru county assembly Deputy Speaker Samuel Tonui William Kipkemboi, Joshua Kipchumba, assistant chief Joseph Lesingo among others appeared before senior principal magistrate Elizabeth Gicheha where they denied charges of promoting warlike undertakings.

The offenses were allegedly committed between 11th and 14th September at Nessuit village in Njoro Sub County.

Represented by lawyer Kipkoech Benard, the accused persons were denied bond until Thursday 20th September when the case will be mentioned.

The prosecution had requested for 14 more days to allow the investigating officer to complete investigations.

Lawyer Kipkoech opposed the application saying that continued detention of the accused persons for 14 days was a violation of their right to liberty.

The magistrate also allowed an application to have Tonui and Kipchumba taken to the Nakuru level five hospital for medication.

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