A man police say posted on his Facebook page a message deemed to ignite ethnic hatred has been charged in a Nairobi court.

Fred Muka Shiami was charged at Milimani Law Courts with hate speech after posting on social media what the police say “was intended to stir up ethnic hatred against communities.”

We take the responsibility not to reprint the offensive message deemed to be hate speech.

The offending hate slur was posted on Facebook on the morning of August 12 2017 using his Gionee mobile phone.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi released him on a bond of Ksh.200,000 and surerity of the same or cash bail of Ksh.100,000.

The case will be mentioned on September 4 2017. Hearing is on September 13 2017.

National Cohesion and Integration Commission(NCIC) brought the case against Muka.

Media had been threatened

The prosecution has lined up two police officers Cpl Protus Maeba and constable Nahashon Ruto as key witnesses in the case.

A lawyer representing Muka said he appreciated the prosecution not objecting to bail he told the court that the suspect will honour trial if granted bail.

The suspect was arrested in Mumias ,Kakamega county.

Muka in the alledged offensive post is said to have made a statement to the effect that the media had been threatened not to air what he alleged was happening.