Nakuru Flamingo ward aspiring MCA Charles Kanyi together with his brother Kennedy Kanyi were today arraigned and charged with incitement to violence and offensive conduct before a Nakuru court.
The two accused persons who appeared before Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh 100,000 or an alternative cash bail of Sh 50,000.
They were charged that on March 29 at Kanu street within Nakuru town without lawful excuse jointly incited a group of rowdy youth to attack police officers who were on official duty at the area by uttering the words “piga hao mawe” (stone them) in order to prevent lawful enforcement of the law.
According to police the two accused persons who were in company of a group of youth turned violent after the police blocked his rally at Kanu street from proceeding due to lack of proper documents to hold the rally.
They faced alternative charges of assaulting five police officers and resisting arrest charges they denied.
The court heard that the accused persons attacked the police urging the youth to use force by stoning them in order to avoid arrest of the same.
Through their lawyer Wachira Waiganjo, Charles Kanyi in an application urged the court to bar the press from covering his case alleging that the charges before the court are malicious and a set up by his competitors that could bottle his bid for the seat.
He cried foul that his competitors are determined to see him out of the jubilee ticket race adding that his arrest and charge was one of the calculated moves.