A section of Kenyans took to social media to slam the judicial system for what they termed as gross incompetence when handling cases involving the rich and prominent in the society.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi directed that the Ksh.10 million be paid in four installments of Ksh.2.5 million for the next four months; the lawmaker was to be released after paying the first installment.
The Magistrate noted that the money will be used to settle the victim’s medical bill with the amount that remains unused serving as bail.
Babu Owino was prohibited from indulging in any form of narcotics or alcohol in a public establishment.
The ruling however sparked mixed reactions among Kenyans on Twitter (KOT).
Tuesday morning mounted banners along major highways in the city, with one of them inscribed with the words:
“Why is the majority of inmates in Kenya the poor people? We demand a working judiciary free of corrupt judges now!”
“Akashas were free in Kenya for over 4 years with cases, but were jailed in 2 months by a USA court. We demand a working judiciary free of corrupt judges now!”
“Will Kidero, Sonko or Waititu ever step in jail for corruption? We demand a working judiciary free of corrupt judges now!” Read a third one erected on Landhies Road.