Chief Executive officer of the Institute for Education in Democracy before Nairobi Magistrate court on Wednesday May 10, 2017/ PHOTO BY S.A.N.


Political activist Brian Weke has been charged with two counts of assault.

Mr Weke who is the Chief Executive officer of the Institute for Education in Democracy appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate, Helen Onkwani.

It is alleged that on 28 th April, 2017 at T Mall in Langata, he together with others assaulted Mbita Parliamentary Aspirant, James Akali and a bodyguard attached to a high court Judge Hedwig  Ibusa Ogundi.

Weke was also accused that on the same date together with,Asman Ngila, George Ochieng
and Nicholas Olum they  assaulted Isiaiah omondi Olango a police officer attached to the Ethics and Economic Crimes court.

He pleaded not guilty and was released on a Cash bail of 200,000 shs or a bond of 500,000 shillings and a surety of the same amount.

According to a police report Akali who was seeking to dislodge incumbent Millie Odhiambo, had travelled to Nairobi to file a complaint over what he said were massive irregularities in Mbita nominations.

The battle for the Raila Odinga-led party ticket in the constituency had turned tragic after a man campaigning for Odhiambo was killed in Mbita during the nominations.

Akali had reported to the police that his life was in danger and unknown people were trailing him with the intention of causing harm due to his “popularity ahead of the primaries”

Warrants of arrest were issued against the other three co- accused after they failed to show up in court.

The case will be mentioned on 12, June this year.