Mombasa Women Representative Mishi Mboko has been acquitted of promoting ethnic hatred, incitement to violence and disobedience of the law charges.
Mombasa Chief Magistrate Julius Nang’ea said words uttered by Mboko as cited in the charge sheet do not amount to incitement to violence.
The magistrate further said the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against the Woman Rep so that she can be put on her defence.
“The prosecution failed to prove it case beyond reasonable doubt before this court because the words the words used by the accused person were not in any way incitement to violence,” the magistrate ruled.
The magistrate further found that Mboko did not mention a specific community in her speech but was promoting a revolution of the people, which is not an offense by itself.