Controversial Meru Senator Mithika Linturi- Released On Bail

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By James Kanyi- The Diaspora Times Reporter- Kenya

Nakuru Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaroti released Senator Mithika Lintuli on a 2 million bond and ordered him not to discuss the matter presented in court or interfere with witnesses.

She granted bail, citing insufficient evidence to continue holding him in a police cell.

During a meeting in Uasin Gishu in the presence of the Deputy President, the senator altered words that could trigger tribal clashes.

He had explicitly told the residence as televised to remove those who disagree with William Ruto and termed them madoa doa- a word associated with past tribal clashes that led to the deaths of over 5,000 people and displacement of over 8,000 primarily Kikuyu tribes in Rift Valley.

However, he had later, after the meeting, apologized after social media outcry circulated in Kenya and worldwide in the Diaspora.

Many have condemned his act while those supporting Ruto, trying to justify his words to exonerate him from blame.

However, the issue has affected the Deputy’s popularity as it touches on the very people he is trying to woo to get elected as the next President of Kenya.

Many Kenyans wish to have a smooth translation, and the majority are for peace, not to destroy the gains Kenya has made under the able leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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