In Summary

  • Nuru Okanga is Azimio la Umoja and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s diehard supporter
  • Okanga was charged for uttering false information against President William Ruto

Azimio la Umoja diehard supporter Nuru Maloba Okanga has been charged for uttering false information against President William Ruto.

According to the prosecution, Okanga posted on YouTube under account name Riba News unprintable statement citing that president Ruto was mentally unfit to perform his state function.

Okanga allegedly accused Ruto for lying to Kenyans that there was shortage of fuel in the country,a statement that the prosecution discredited to be false.

“on the 20th November 2023 at unknown place within the republic of kenya,using a YouTube channel ….printed information you knew to false and calculated to discredit the reputation of a state office an with intend to provoke a breach of peace.”read the charge sheet.

Okanga however denied the charge leveled against him.

Throuh his defense lawyer Emmanuel Kibet, Okanga pleaded with court to admit him to a lenient bond term.

Lawyer Kibet told the presiding magistrate Lucas Onyina that Okanga could not flee the jurisdiction of court since he had just received his KCPE result and was set to join form one.

The lawyer added that Okanga is a man of megger means and the sole breadwinner to his family.

Following bail application by lawyer representing Okanga,the magistrate directed the Azimio supporter be released on Ksh 10000.

The case will be mention on 13th December 2023.

Back Story

Okanga’s rise to fame came for his bare-knuckle statement against president Ruto and Kenya kwanza administration

He has also enjoyed the limelight since KCPE results were released last week event though he could not openly disclose the marks he scored

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