Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria will from Tuesday post apologies on newspapers with national circulation as part of an agreement reached with the Law Society of Kenya and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission WHILE university student Alan Wadi who was allegedly tortured is still rotting in jail with no vistation rights!
The agreement was reached in the meeting after the NCIC which had initially taken Kuria to court over the posts on his Facebook account which the commission said amounted to hate speech.
The NCIC on Friday last week announced that it would opt for an out-of-court conciliatory settlement with the Gatundu South MP.
â€œWhereas the commission is mandated to promote conciliation and similar forms of dispute resolution mechanism in order to secure and enhance ethnic and racial harmony and peace in the country, the court has granted leave to pursue an out of court settlement in the matter,â€ it said in a letter.
Kuriaâ€™s case came to the fore after the sentencing of a Moi University student Alan Wadi Okeng’o to two years in jail for hate speech and undermining authority.
Social media users questioned why 22-year-old Alan Wadi was prosecuted without representation while Kuria walked free.
They said Wadi should also have been allowed an out-of-court settlement. Freeing Kuria only serves to divide the country more along ethnic lines. Lawyer Ahmednassir captured it pefectly last year when he noted on twitter that Alai, Seth Odongo aka Dikembe and Alan Wadi were all Luo while Kuria from other side of the divide is treated differently.