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Comedian Erick Omondi jailed over unlawful protests

Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi was on Friday jailed for one month over engaging in an unlawful assembly in parliament building.

The accused along with 15 other offenders were given an option of paying Kshs. 10,000 fine.

Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina while delivering his ruling, gave the accused persons a period of 14 days to appeal the decision. “I have considered the mitigation made and the nature of the offence which is a misdemeanour and the fact that the prosecution has said that they are first-time offenders,” the Magistrate ruled.

“I have also considered that they have saved the court’s judicial time. Each of the suspects is hereby fined  Sh10,000 in default to serve one month in jail,” added the magistrate.

Eric Omondi acknowledged his conviction and said that he will serve the one  month sentence which will see him stay behind bars for 30 days. ”So I’ve been Sentenced to one month in prison with these young guys for standing against the high cost of living. The comedian has been on the forefront of demonstrating against  the high cost of living.

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