A man, 26 years old was arraigned in an Eldoret court for allegedly spreading hate speech on his Facebook account.
Meshack Kipchirchir Korir was charged with ethnic contempt in contravention to section 62 (1) of the NCIC Act No. 12 of 2008.
He was arrested by National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) investigators in Kesses Sub-County in Uasin Gishu County on July 16, 2017 after being tracked down with the help of a mobile phone service provider and the Office of Registrar of Persons that helped identify him.
Justice Obulutsa however said matter is a serious offense that needs to be expedited and concluded before the elections.
The Judge further declined to reduce the bail terms from Sh1 million as requested by the accused person, giving an alternative of Sh500, 000 cash bail.
The matter will be mentioned on July 31, 2017 ahead of the hearing on August 1.