Hearing case of breach of peace facing Bobasi MP Obiri commences

Written by on 14 September 2020

Kisii Law court has commenced the hearing of a case of breach of the peace which is involving Bobasi member of parliament innocent Obiri in a quarry operating in Nyamonema village Bobasi constituency.

This is after the same court quashed out two out of four accounts in the case when the legislator through his lawyer filed an application to remove the two accounts.

During the hearing, the second and third witnesses testified before the chief MagistratenNathan Shiundu .

James Nyaata Moracha a community policing member second eye witness told the court that on the 6th May 2018 that when he arrived at the scene, the MP’s car was at the center of the gate at the quarry of County 45 limited company and it created blockage for entry nor exit

Nyaata also told the court that he saw the MP addressing the residents and after that, they started celebrating and also saw him giving one of the residents’ money.

The third witness Francis Okeng’o a security guard at the quarry while testing in court said that the MP was addressing residents who stay near the quarry and told them about the damages on the houses and school during blasting and after some time people dispersed when the police arrived.

In 2018, the MP was charged with incitement to violence contrary to section 96 of the penal code by uttering words that indicated that it is desirable to damage or property.

The lawmaker was charged that on May 6, 2018, at Getanga Sub-location in Sameta sub-county within Kisii County, without authority, he entered County 45 Investment Limited Quarry and blocked the entrance, thereby creating a disturbance.

The MP and his aide were arraigned for incitement, disturbance, and malicious destruction of property.

The MP is alleged to have stormed into a private quarry in Masongo, Nyamonema Bobasi, and roughed up staff after he went to protest over blasting at the quarry that he said was causing damages to his people.

The quarry firm, County 45 Quarry is situated at Nyamonema, Bobasi constituency.

Bobasi MP Obiri is being represented by senior council Katwa Kigen

The next hearing will be on 12-13 November this year

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