Eight lawmakers from the Jubilee Alliance and the Opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) were on Friday charged over hate speech.
CORD MPs Florence Mutua, Aisha Jumwa, Timothy Bosire and Junet Mohamed denied charges that they uttered statements bordering on hate speech during a news conference held at Capitol Hill Centre on Tuesday.
The CORD MPs represented by Siaya Senator James Orengo, John Khaminwa and Okong’o Omogeni says the prosecution’s claims that they will interfere with witnesses lacked merit.
The prosecution led by Leonard Maingi opposed the application saying it was concerned that the eight would repeat the same offences they were charged with if the court granted bail.
The court has meanwhile ordered that Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri seek urgent medical attention after his condition deteriorated during the hearing.
MPs Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu had not taken yet taken plea by midday