Two University of Nairobi (UON) students charged with creating disturbance in a manner likely to cause breach of peace have been acquitted.
David Ochieng Osano 26, and Astagus Ongera Rayori 25 were charged with the offence on 28th April 2017.
The two were charged with creating disturbance in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by shouting, pushing and threatening to beat up Albert Ngugi Mwema who was a presiding officer during a Jubilee Party nomination exercise in Dagoretti North constituency.
They had been said to have committed the offence on 26th April 2017 at St. Georges primary School polling station in Kilimani area within Nairobi jointly with others not before court.
The two had denied the charges and granted bond.
Through lawyer Evans Ondieki, Osano and Rayori had requested the court to have mercy on them since they were remorseful and would not repeat the offence.
The two were said to be shouting and using insulting language demanding that their colleagues who were not registered voters in the said station be allowed to vote failure to which they would cause havoc and paralyse the voting exercise.
They were alleged to have claimed to be polling clerks from Nairobi.
Two Jubilee Party polling clerk identification cards were recovered from them during their arrest