Barely a day after being released from remand at Kodiaga Prison, two Homa Bay MCAs have been charged with assaulting a court server.
Julius Gaya and Philomen Onditi were rearrested on Tuesday evening and brought before a Kisumu court on Wednesday.
Both pleaded not guilty to assaulting Elvis Ochieng’ on November 14. The latter was from Kisumu High Court.
He says the county legislators assaulted him as he sought to serve Clerk Joseph Kaudo with a contempt order.
The order was to summon the clerk for allegedly allowing the swearing in of Gwassi North MCA Evans Marieba as acting speaker.
He avers that the MCAs, who were from a sitting, pounced on him with kicks and blows accusing him of meddling.
Ochieng sought refuge at Homa Bay police station while his driver fled to avoid being attacked by the MCAs.
Principal magistrate Christopher Yalwala released the lawmakers on Sh50,000 bond each or Sh20,000 cash bail.
Lawyer Agrey Mwamu, for the MCAs, requested that the county reps be released on bond.