Senator Linturi set free over his madoadoa remarks after court says there weren’t enough evidence.

Senator Meru Mithika Linturi has been cleared of charges in his hate speech case after the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that lawmakers were guilty.

Linturi has been charged with hate speech after making provocative remarks on Saturday, January 8 at a meeting of Vice President William Ruto Eldoret.

On Monday, February 28, the Nakuru court was acquitted after the prosecution dismissed the charges against him instead of the allegations.

Linturi was arrested on Saturday night, January 8, just hours after making “madoadoa” remarks, which appeared to be provocative.

At the Eldoret conference, he called on Uasin Gishu residents to remove “spots” who do not support running for the vice presidency.

The comments sparked an online outcry and the DPP ordered Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hilary Mutyambai to launch an investigation into the allegations.

The word “madoadoa” caused tensions and tensions in the run-up to the 2007 election and is still considered politically indifferent.

A few days after his arrest, he was given a KShs 2 million cash bond or a KShs 5 million bond and a bond amounting to the same amount.

The senator, however, took that humble bread and apologized on his social media.

Linturi said his remarks were made out of context and were not intended to incite or spread hate speech, as assessed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

In his defense, the Tanga Tanga-based politician said he urged his supporters to fully support the candidates for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in the forthcoming elections later this year.

“It is true that words such as ‘madoadoa’, though innocent and legitimate words, are understood in some contexts to represent the intent of provocation. This context did not come to mind when I spoke,” he declared.

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