Comedian Eric Omondi will serve one month in jail or pay a fine of Sh10,000 for unlawful assembly while protesting against the high cost of living.
Magistrate Lukas Onyina, in a ruling made on Friday, found Eric and his co-accused persons guilty of not having the requisite permissions for their assembly at Parliament premises.
In their replies, Omondi explained that they had gathered at the Parliament premises to seek an audience with the National Assembly Speaker to address the high cost of living.
“So today the courts have sentenced me and these young guys to one month in prison. We have been sentenced for fighting the high cost of living.
It is also weird that the government increased fuel prices yesterday and these weirdly coincided with our court date, which is for the same fight we have been sentenced. I am ready to serve that one month…I know tomorrow we will be victorious,” Omondi lamented on social media.
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