Barely a week after his release, comedian Eric Omondi was again arrested at City Stadium where he was supposed to distribute maize flour to Kenyans grappling with the high cost of living.
The comedian had invited everyone, who plans to accompany him to State House, to receive unga. “Wakenya wenzetu hawana unga. Ni unga tu nilikuwa napeana (my fellow Kenyans have no maize flour. I was just distributing unga),” Omondi told the police.
Last week Omondi was apprehended after leading a demonstration to Parliament over the high cost of living. He later appeared before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina on Wednesday, February 22 at Milimani Law Courts longside 16 others where they denied one count of taking part in an unlawful assembly.
The charge sheet stated: “On February 21, 2023 at 1300 hours along Parliament Road in Nairobi county, they took part in unlawful assembly.” They were later released on bail.