Nairobi Horns Project Public outcry after the arrest of two popular Kenyan musicians

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play Amani Baya and Jack Muguna of Nairobi Horns Project released (Courtesy)

Drummer Amani Baya and guitarist Jack Muguna of the famous Nairobi Horns Project have been released on 50k bail after they were arrested by Nema on Sunday night for alleged noise pollution.

The two were performing at an event hosted at Marquee Sky Bar & Lounge, Westlands.

On Monday, they appeared before the judge at the Magistrates Court and were slapped with a Sh200,000 bail, which could not be processed in the time they had till the end of court business.

play Amani Baya and Jack Muguna of Nairobi Horns Project released (Courtesy)

 

Their friends managed to get legal representation from some well-wishers and from the venue owner at Marquee Lounge as well, who has also been working to get them out.

On Wednesday morning the two appeared before Nairobi City Hall magistrates court, and after the hearing they were granted 50k bail each.

Fellow Musicians and fans were calling for the release of the two, who had been held at Industrial Area Police Remand.

play Charge Sheet. Amani Baya and Jack Muguna of Nairobi Horns Project released (Courtesy )

 

“Two of our own, Jack and Amani (Nairobi Horns Project) were arrested by Nema after a gig in Westlands for sitting on the stage. It was called Noise Pollution. They have been held at Industrial Area Police Remand” reads a statement from Rashid (organiser Thursday Night Live)

Their case will be mentioned again on February 15, with the hearing set on 23 of February.

Their instruments were not be released because they didn't have the documents to prove ownership (Receipt)

 

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