Moses Kuria charged with incitement, detained until Friday
BY NANCY AGUTU AND ALPHONCE MUNG’AHU
November 25, 2015
Moses Kuria has been remanded for two days after denying incitement charges over the panga remarks he allegedly issued in July.
The Gatundu South MP was charged with incitement to violence at the Milimani law courts on Wednesday and remanded to Kilimani police station.
The prosecution opposed his release on bond saying “he has a habit of repeating offences when out”.
Chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo will make a ruling on the bond on Friday.
Kuria was released on police bond on Tuesday after he recorded a statement over incitement allegations.
He had been arrested and held at the police station following DPP Keriako Tobiko’s order the day before for him to be charged for incitement.
The MP faces prosecution for the remarks he made in vernacular that were captured in a video clip.
In 2014, he was charged with incitement to violence and ethnic hatred but was released on a Sh2 million cash bail.
Kuria has another case in court over linking a terrorist attack at Gikomba market in Nairobi to members of two communities.
He is among several politicians accused of hate speech and incitement to violence; others include Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and ODM Nairobi chairman George Aladwa.