The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko can now go ahead and prosecute Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria over his hateful panga remarks.
This is after a court in Nairobi rejected Moses Kuria’s declined to block an application by the DPP to cancel his bond over hate speech remarks.
â€œThe panga remarksâ€, as they are now referred to in court, were allegedly captured and aired on national television after the MP addressed youths in his constituency recently.
Mr Tobiko, in an affidavit before the court, says while the politician implored the youth to â€œcome with your pangasâ€, and also said â€œpangas are not just for cutting weeds only.â€
Mr Kuria had been restrained, as a condition for his release pending trial, â€œto desist from making statements that amount to incitement to violence and ethnic hatred pending the outcome of the case.â€
The prosecution has annexed a forensic transcript of the recent remarks he made in his Gatundu South Constituency.
But Mr Kuria opposed Mr Tobiko’s application and accused public prosecutions boss of playing politics with his case.
He claimed he is being targeted because he holds an elective office.
Lawyer Danson Mungatana for Mr Kuria told the court that there are â€œextraneous forcesâ€ exerting pressure on Mr Tobiko to have his bond cancelled.