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9 Moi University Students Charged Over Threat Leaflets

9 Moi University Students Charged Over Threat Leaflets

Nine Moi University students have been charged with distributing hate leaflets in Uasin Gishu county.

They all denied the charges when they appeared before Principal Magistrate Onkoba Mogire at the Eldoret Court.

The case will be discussed on August 22nd.

They were granted a Sh1 million bond or Sh500,000 cash bail.

Given the gravity of the offense, State Counsel Anthony Fedha urged the court to impose strict bond terms on the suspects.

“We are not opposed to bond terms for the suspects,” he said.

All of the students had also pleaded with the court to grant them favorable bond terms due to their low socioeconomic status.

Ronald Odhiambo, Martin Rodgers, Josphat Chacha, Ian Muibanda, Brian Kipkorir, Denis Wakhanya, Beatrice Wanhari, Samwel Juma, and Ann Aoko were among the suspects.

Given the gravity of the crime, State Counsel Anthony Fedha urged the court to impose strict bond terms on the suspects.

In the first count, the students were charged with publishing false information in violation of Section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act.

“On 29th July 2022 at Moi University in Kesses sub county jointly with others not before the court, by means of a licensed computer system namely mobile device knowingly published information that is false,” the charge sheet read.

According to the prosecution, the words were intended to cause panic, chaos, and violence among Kenyans.

On the same day, they were charged with publishing false information.

The students were not represented by an attorney and were remanded in custody until they paid the bond.

9 Moi University Students Charged Over Threat Leaflets

9 Moi University Students Charged Over Threat Leaflets

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