Friday June 12, 2020 – Former Kakamega Senator, Dr Boni Khalwale, has something to celebrate.

This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, dropped incitement charges against him.

Khalwale was set to be arraigned in court on Friday morning for holding a meeting during the COVID19 pandemic.

Gatherings of more than 15 people have been banned by the Government.

Addressing reporters on Friday morning, his lawyer, Danstan Omari, said that the charges have been withdrawn.

Khalwale was summoned on Thursday over what he claimed was ‘for food donations to Kakamega residents on June 5’.

Police said that the former legislator, on the said day at Mungusi Village Mugomari sub-location Kakamega East, engaged in a prohibited public gathering during the restricted period by engaging in a public baraza.

On June 6th, President Uhuru Kenyatta banned public gatherings for 30 days as Kenya continues to report positive cases of COVID19 in triple digits.

So far, virus cases stand at 3,215 and 1,092 recoveries.

Fatalities are at 92.


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