I have forgiven Moses Kuria, he was entertaining his supporters – Raila

Moses Kuria

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga has forgiven Gatundu MP Moses Kuria over assassination remarks against him.

Kuria, who was appearing at the Milimani Law Courts on Friday over allegations of hate speech and incitement to violence, was allegedly caught on camera calling for assassination of the CORD leader following the IEBC stalemate that has seen the opposition hold demonstrations to push for the disbandment of the electoral body.

Raila said that he has forgiven the Gatundu South MP since he was only entertaining Jubilee supporters and a person with an intent to kill does not announce in public.

“I have forgiven Moses Kuria because someone who wants to kill does not announce,” said Odinga.

“He was just entertaining the people. Lord forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

Raila was speaking during the Requiem Mass of post-independence Minister Ngala Mwendwa at the AIC Church in Milimani.

Kuria is among eight lawmakers arrested on Tuesday for making statements deemed as inciteful or bordering on hate speech.

MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi Women Rep), Florence Mutua (Busia Women Rep) and Senator Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) were locked up at the Milimani Court cells awaiting the opening of the courts for the hearing of their case.

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