Following his arrest on Monday in Nairobi, comedian Eric Omondi has been granted release on a Ksh 5,000 cash bail.
The comedian was charged on Tuesday with causing disturbance in violation of Section 95 (1) (b) of the Kenyan Criminal Code and was arraigned.
The charging sheet states that Omondi was detained on Monday after building a fence along Kenyatta Avenue.
Officers claim that after positioning the barrier in the center of the road, the offender mounted it and shouted, upsetting the peace.
The comic, who has had many run-ins with the government recently for “protests,” refuted the accusations.
The comic, who claimed to be upset about skyrocketing living expenses, was propped up on a makeshift podium in the Central Business District (CBD) on Monday while protesting, holding a megaphone and a rope around his neck.
He captioned a few pictures with the phrase “The voice of the people must not be dimmed.”
His protest, which was put to an end by his detention, came just days after Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga reportedly canceled his biweekly demonstrations in order to try out the President Ruto’s suggested dialogue.